Ben E. King

  • Birth name: Benjamin Earl Nelson
  • Born: 28 - 09 - 1938
  • Birth Place: Henderson, North Carolina, United States
  • Death: 30-05-2015
  • Death Place: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
  • Genre: Soul , Blues , 60s
Biography: Benjamin Earl King, 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 #25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the...  [read more]
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