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Ben E. King

American musician

Ben E. King

American musician
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birthday
28th
September, 1938
Death
30th
April, 2015
Birth Place
Henderson, North Carolina, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Benjamin Earl King (n 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 number 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”.

instruments played
Piano
Vocals
Also Known As

Ben E. King

Associated Acts

The Drifters The Five Crowns

Birth Name

Benjamin Earl Nelson

Genres

Soul, R&B, pop, doo-wop

Occupations

Singer, songwriter, record producer

Origin

Harlem, New York

Years Active

1958 2015

Name

Ben E. King

Nationality

United States of America

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