The story of Ben E King and the Drifters is now on a tour at theatres across the UK through the musical show Stand By Me – and will be stopping off at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Saturday, March 11.
This show is a superb musical revue of a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock and roll and were forerunners to both the black music movement in 1950s America and early Motown.
It features some of the original recording artists from the successful Stand By Me album and in today’s Lynn News competition we have two pairs of tickets on offer. This show is not to be missed with so many great songs, a large cast and a live band make it a musical journey to remember.
The Drifters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. They are one of the biggest selling, longest serving bands of all time, having sold an incredible 214 million singles and over 114 million albums worldwide. This is their musical history.
The icons, challenges, controversy and conflicts, told through anecdotes of former members on screen, sit alongside the vast succession of more than 50 hits over the last six decades, including Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night at the Movies, Up on the Roof, On Broadway and, of course, Stand By Me.
These favourite songs will transport you straight to Broadway, talk of growing up in 1950s Harlem, and the days of Disco and the Northern Soul scene.
For your chance to win a pair of tickets to Stand By Me, just answer this question:
What honour was bestowed on The Drifters in 1988?
Put your answer on a postcard or the back of a stuck-down envelope and send to Stand By Me, Lynn News, Limes House, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HL. You can also email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and please type in Stand By Me in the subject box, also adding your name, address and a contact telephone number with the answer. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, February 28.
Stand By Me is on stage at Lynn Corn Exchange at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 11. Tickets are £25-£26, call the box office on 01553 764864 to book or for more details.
Note: The prize tickets are for Stand By Me and cannot be exchanged for any other Corn Exchange show or for cash.