King, Ben E.

Benjamin Earl King (September 28, 1938, Henderson, NC – April 30, 2015, Hackensack, NJ), known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He was perhaps 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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