Bill Pinkney

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Birthday
15, 1925
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Jul 4, 2007 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1925
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Jul 4, 2007 (81)

About

Rhythm and blues/soul singer who was the lead vocalist of the internationally renowned band The Drifters. With the band, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Before Fame

He grew up singing gospel music in his church's choir.

Trivia

The South Carolina Black Hall of Fame named May 14 as Bill Pinkney Day.

Family Life

He was from South Carolina.

Associated With

He was honored by both former President Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela of South Africa.

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