Elsbeary Hobbs Jr.

Elsbeary Hobbs Jr.

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 31 May 1996 (aged 59)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section 17, Site 1393
Memorial ID 7218267 · View Source
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Rhythm and Blues Singer. He was the bassist and an original founding member of the musical group "The Drifters". The group was formed in 1953 in New York, New York, by Clyde McPhatter, who at the time was in the group, 'The Dominoes,' founded by Billy West in 1950. The group was very successful up until 1997, when bandmember Johnny Moore died. At the time of Moore's death, only one of the original group's founders was still living. In there long career they played with many talents including, Tom Evans, Rudy Lewis, Ben E. King, The Five Crowns, and Psychedelic Steppenwolves. They recorded on many labels including Atlantic, Rhino, and Ripete. In there long music career they recorded many memorable songs, including "Up On The Roof," "There Goes My Baby," "Please Stay," "This Magic Moment," "Save The Last Dance For Me," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," "Under The Boardwalk," "I Count The Tears," "Saturday Night At The Movies," "On Broadway," and "Dance With Me."


JAN 17 1936
MAY 31 1996


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