Charity shop in Huntingdon receives bumper donation from former member of iconic soul group

Records donated by ex Drifters band member to Oxfam, Huntingdon, Volunteer Francesca Maddocks,

Records donated by ex Drifters band member to Oxfam, Huntingdon, Volunteer Francesca Maddocks, - Credit: Archant

A former member of The Drifters has donated hundreds of vinyl records to a charity shop in Huntingdon.

Maurice Cannon, who was part of the line-up from 2008-11, handed over 250 classic blues and soul records to the Oxfam Books & Music shop in the High Street.

Maurice, spent more than 20 years in the American Air Force and settled in Huntingdon in 1993 before joining The Drifters. He won ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes in 1997 and still plays music with his band, The Cannon Quintet.

Geoffrey Stalker, manager of Oxfam Books & Music, said: “Maurice’s donation is fantastically generous and will raise a significant amount of money for Oxfam. Huntingdon Oxfam Books & Music specialises in vinyl records and earlier this year sold a Dr Strangely Strange record for more than £200 and donated a rare Memphis Slim record to the Sound Archives of the British Library.”

INFO: The shop, 101 High Street, is appealing for donations of vinyl records.


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