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The rise of 1959-1963

Ben E. King (performer)
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The rise of 1959-1963

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Title
The rise of 1959-1963
Performer
Ben E. King 1938-2015
Publisher
Contrast Records, 2017
1 cd
Playing time
01:01:21
EAN
0639857910424
CDR
HDX11803
Placing suggestion
63 - Amusement: Engels (NBLC) P4 - Populaire muziek Engels (Flemish music schema)

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About Ben E. King

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Benjamin Earl King (né 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".

Early life

King was born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina, and moved to Harlem, New York, at the age of nine in 1947. King began singing in church choirs, and in high school formed the Four B's, a doo-wop group that occasionally performed at th…Read more on Wikipedia