RIP BEN E. KING

RIP Ben E. King
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RIP BEN E. KING



Written by Jack Blocker
01 Friday 01st May 2015

Ben E. King, the legendary soul singer best known for the song 'Stand By Me' - which may be one of the best known songs period - has died aged 76.

Stand By Me was first released in 1961, but re-captured the public's attention following the 1986 release of the film of the same name. You've all heard the track, so here's a live version sung by King at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, featuring Luther Vandross, Melissa Etheridge and a host of other 90s juggernauts.

The sound quality is terrible, but then you can't have too much stimulation.

And here's the original.

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