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Ben E. King

Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson in September 28, 1938 (died of natural causes, aged 76 on April 30, 2015.) in Henderson, North Carolina) was an American soul and pop singer. He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me", a top ten hit in both 1961 and 1986. In 1958, Ben Nelson joined a doo wop group, The Five Crowns. Later that same year, The Drifters' manager fired the members of the group and replaced them with The Five Crowns, who had performed several engagements with The Drifters. .



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Benjamin Earl King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015) was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a US Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name), a number one hit in the UK in 1987, and no. 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group the Drifters notably singing the lead vocals of one of their biggest global hit singles (and only U.S. #1 hit) "Save the Last Dance for Me"...




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@ThinkYouKnowMus: Music News In 1961: Ben E. King was at No.1 on the R&B songs chart for the third week in a row with "Stand By Me"…

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Music News In 1961: Ben E. King was at No.1 on the R&B songs chart for the third week in a row with "Stand By…

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"Stand by Me" is a song originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry L…

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[REWI:ND] TODAY (but 26 years ago), Chuck Jackson, Ben E. King, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass and more celebrate soul…

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