The Drifters: There Goes My Baby


This was written by Drifters lead singer Ben E King under his real name Benjamin Earl Nelson, Lover Patterson and the group’s manager George Treadwell. It was recorded on March 6, 1959, with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller producing, and released on April 24. It reached No 2 in America.

Jay and the Americans recorded it in 1971 as their last single; it got to No 90 in the US.

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