b. 22 February 1938, Columbia, Ohio, USA. Having forged his reputation in two singing groups, the Swallows and the Flyers, Hendricks joined the Drifters in 1958, but left for a solo career the same year. ‘Itchy Twitchy Feeling’, on which he was backed by the Coasters, gave Hendricks a US Top 30 pop hit, but he was unable to secure a consistent profile. He briefly entered the lower regions of the US pop charts in 1960 with ‘Psycho’. Hendricks rejoined the Drifters in 1964, where his subsequent path was obscured by the myriad of changes affecting the act’s turbulent history.