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Charlie Thomas (born 7 April 1937 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American rhythm and blues singer best known for his work with The Drifters.

Thomas was performing with The Five Crowns at the Apollo Theater in 1958 when George Treadwell fired his group, called The Drifters. Treadwell recruited the Crowns to become the new Drifters.

The new Drifters' first release was the 1959 hit "There Goes My Baby". Charlie was lead singer on two of the group's top 40 hits, "Sweets For My Sweet" and "When My Little Girl Is Smiling". He is the father of Charles "Happy" Thomas Jr. and grandfather to hip-hop producer Charlie "Bambu" Thomas

CHARLIE THOMAS actively continues "THE DRIFTERS" tradition as "CHARLIE THOMAS, formerly of THE DRIFTERS" and his three back up singers; Jerome Manning - tenor, Steve Brown - baritone, and Lou Bailey - bass (nephew of Pearl Bailey) perform today all over the world. They perform all of "THE DRIFTERS" hits at various venues and are concentrating on releasing some new singles soon.

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notes Songs by The Drifters notes
When My Little Girl Is Smiling
Save The Last Dance For Me
Up On The Roof
This Magic Moment
Under The Boardwalk
Sweets For My Sweet
Saturday Night At The Movies
On Broadway
There Goes My Baby
Dance With Me
I Don't Want To Go On
Roomful Of Tears

Charlie Thomas' Drifters