Ben E. KingBorn 28 September 1938. Died 30 April 2015
Ben E. King Biography (Wikipedia)
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".
- Ben E. King enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t5290.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t5290.jpg2014-03-02T20:59:00.000ZPam Radford in Staffordshire nominates Ben E. King for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01t5291
Ben E. King enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame