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sufi
17-03-2011, 05:41 PM
never really realised what's he deal with the drifters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drifters)- more like a brand than a band, appropriately named for masses of temporary members who kinda drifted on thru, most recent singer is apparently a herne hill lad,
http://991.com/newGallery/The-Drifters-Five-Decades-And-481951.jpg
which other groups have got this sort of franchise arrangement or longevity?

muser
17-03-2011, 05:57 PM
The Skatalites come to mind, I don't think any of them are original members now, coming up to 50 years

petergunn
18-03-2011, 07:29 AM
5 blind boys of alabama, since 1939!

Lichen
18-03-2011, 08:32 AM
It's like Trigger's broom in Only Fools and Horses:

'I've had this broom for 25 years. I've replaced the handle 5 times and the head 12 times"