1. Last Original Drifters Member Dies At 81

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bill Pinkney, the last survivor of the original members of the The Drifters, died yesterday (July 4). He was 81. Bill Pinkney, the last survivor of the original members of the The Drifters, died yesterday (July 4). He was 81. Pinkney was found dead at the Hilton Daytona Beach (Fla.)…