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If you don't come back

COVERED BY ELVIS

If You Don't Come Back
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recording date elvis: Saturday 21 july ( 1973 ) ; studio
first release: on audio album raised on rock / for ol' times sake (october 1973)
label: rca victor
catalog number: apl1 0388


originally by: The Drifters

recording date: 12 april 1963
originally written by: leiber;stoller
catalognumber: 2191
label: atlantic



The Drifters were originally formed in 1953, with no less than Clyde McPhatter as the lead singer of the quartet. Their debut single, "Money Honey" (also recorded by Elvis) became a number one in the USA, with the label reading "Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters." Other successes followed, despite McPhatter's having to leave the group to do national service (and after that he decided on a solo career). Problems between the group and its manager, who owned the name, led to the group being fired in 1958 and the members of another group, The Five Crowns, being given the name. This new Drifters group gained perhaps even more success than the original. At one time, Ben E. King was the lead singer, but it is Johnny Moore who takes the lead on "If You Don't Come Back." (Note that this is not the same Johnny Moore who sang with the Three Blazers.)


If You Don't Come Back
performed by:
The Drifters

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If You Don't Come Back
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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