Faye Treadwell, Manager Of The Drifters Dies At 84

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LOS ANGELES — Fayrene “Faye” Treadwell, who as The Drifters’ manager was one of the first African-American female managers in show business, died last week in Burbank, Calif. She was 84.

Treadwell’s daughter, Tina, said in a statement that Treadwell died after a long illness. No other details were provided.

After the 1967 death of her musician-manager husband, George Treadwell, she gained control and managed The Drifters, the R&B group best known for such hits as “This Magic Moment,” “Under the Boardwalk” and “Save the Last Dance for Me.”

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Treadwell is survived by her daughter, stepdaughter, mother and two sisters.

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