Harvey Brownstone Interviews Butch Leake, Former Member of “The Drifters”
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Butch Leake, Former Member of “The Drifters”
About Harvey's guest:
Today’s guest, Butch Leake, is part of popular music history.
From 1970 to 75, he was part of one of the greatest male vocal groups of all time: The Drifters, who brought us so many hits, including “Money Honey”, “There Goes My Baby”, “This Magic Moment”, “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Up on the Roof”, “On Broadway”, and “Under the Boardwalk”.
Since their creation in 1953, the Drifters have sold a staggering 240 million singles and 140 million albums. During our guest’s time with the Drifters, they recorded 3 albums containing the hit songs, “Down on the Beach Tonight”, “Kissing in the Back Row of the Movies”, Love Games”, and “There Goes my First Love”, which topped the British and European charts in the early 70s.
In 1975, our guest left the group to pursue a solo career, and formed his own record and production company, Superbad Records, with DJ star Freddie Mack in the UK. He recorded 2 hit songs for that label: “You’re Like Magic” and “Let’s Take a Chance”, followed by “Give to the Ones we Love”, which he wrote and recorded as a fundraiser for the British Heart Transplant Trust.
He’s performed in nightclubs and concert halls all over the world, as a solo artist AND as part of The Drifters Legends. And he’s the CEO of “The Drifters Legends Clubhouse”, which has published 3 of his books about The Drifters Legends. He’s also a photographer, a video and graphic design artist – and he hosts his own podcast on the Clubhouse Radio platform.
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