On May 21, 1964 [lastfm]The Drifters[/lastfm] recorded “Under the Boardwalk,” a future No. 4 hit.
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Tragically ‘Under The Boardwalk’ was set to be recorded on May 21, 1964, but the band’s lead singer, Rudy Lewis, unexpectedly died of a heroin overdose the night before. Rather than reschedule the studio session former Drifters lead vocalist Johnny Moore sang for the recording. The single went to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.