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Ben E. King
  • Name: Ben E. King
  • Born: 09/28/1938
  • Died: 04/30/2015 (76 years old)
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Website: www.beneking.info'

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 U.S. 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 United Kingdom 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”.

Birth Name: Benjamin Earl Nelson

Alias: Ben E. King

Genre: Soul, R&B, pop, doo-wop

Birth Place: Henderson, North Carolina, U.S.

Death Place: Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.

Website: www.beneking.info’

Source: Wikipedia

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