Benjamin Earl King (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015), known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer. 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.
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- Ben E. King and the legacy of 'Stand By Me'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02w3pgl.jpg2015-07-02T15:14:00ZThe late Ben E. King describes the moment that the iconic song 'Stand By Me' came to be.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/837555ba-012e-45f1-9a9c-9628da13ee54?clipfocus=p02w496mSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Ben E. King and the legacy of 'Stand By Me'
- Ben E. King enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t5290.jpg2014-03-02T20:59:00ZPam Radford in Staffordshire nominates Ben E. King for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/837555ba-012e-45f1-9a9c-9628da13ee54?clipfocus=p01t5291Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Ben E. King enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- Ben E Kinghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgcvg.jpg2012-04-12T15:45:00ZSoul legend Ben E King chats to Steve Wright.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/837555ba-012e-45f1-9a9c-9628da13ee54?clipfocus=p00r3hphSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
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- Ben E King - On Broadwayhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cb3sn.jpg2011-08-07T23:00:00ZBen E King riffs On Broadway from the back seat of a convertible. Clip from th 1988 Arena film The Great White Wayhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/837555ba-012e-45f1-9a9c-9628da13ee54?clipfocus=p00jp7c3Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Ben E King - On Broadway
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