Bill Pinkney

Bill Pinkney

Bill Pinkney, one of the original Drifters, poses with his cake for photographers during his 80th birthday party Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, in Columbia, S.C. Image courtesy of Picasa user ClayColeShow.

(1925-2007) Born in Dalzell, SC, Bill Pinkney was a pitcher in the Negro League, served in World War II, member of the R&B group, The Drifters and influential in the beach music scene.

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