|By R&B (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 12:08 pm:|
HERE'S A NAME FOR YOU,DAVID BAUGHN WHO REPLACED CLYDE IN THE DRIFTERS[HONEYBEE}WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM AFTER THE DRIFTERS,DOES ANYONE KNOW?
|By RD (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 12:31 pm:|
Johnny Moore replaced Clyde McPhatter in the Drifters.
|By R&B (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 12:33 pm:|
NO RD,JOHNNY MOORE CAME AFTER DAVID BAUGHN.
|By RD (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 12:42 pm:|
You're right R&B, he was called Little David, his last name is rarely mentioned. He was only 16 years old at the time and was considered an interim replacement. This is a great trivia question.
|By RD (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 12:57 pm:|
Prior to the Drifters, David Baughn sang with the Checkers on King/Federal Records. He was too young, however, to have been an original member (of the Checkers)of the group who released their first record in 1952 and their last in 1960. The Checkers were also known as the Five Wings.
|By nikki (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 12:58 pm:|
Little David (Baughn) also sang/recorded as Little David & the Harps on Savoy "I Won't Cry" & "You'll Pay" circa 1955.
There also was a Little David who recorded on RPM in 1952 "Crying Blues". Is this the same Little David?????
|By RD (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 01:02 pm:|
Now that I think about it Little David could have been an original member of the Checkers. I was getting the '50s mixed up with the '60s. He joined the Drifters as an interim in the early '50 when he was 16. Those solo recordings are most likely the same Little David Baughn.
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 02:10 pm:|
As I recall, David Baughn was employed as a 'Live' replacement for Clyde during his military service. Atlantic still released McPhatter-led cuts, while Baughn filled in for him on stage. The handful of recordings featuring David on lead were unissued at the time, and only used several years later as B-sides to current Drifters recordings. The story goes that David was "unreliable" - either had a drink or drug problem - and was dropped from the group when it became clear that Clyde was not going to return.
|By nikki (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 06:02 pm:|
David Baughn was born on June 28, 1937 in
Harlem, NY., and died in January 1970. (Info courtesy of Eric LaBlanc).
|By R&B (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 08:51 am:|
|By Scratcher (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:10 pm:|
David Baughn was actually an original member of the Drifters, handpicked by Clyde McPhatter himself when he started the group.