Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stand By Me

Drifters Legends and solo artist Ben E. King begins his tour in the United Kingdom today August 27th through to the 21st of September..... You can catch him here in New York City at the famed BB Kings Night Club September 27th. As you know Mr. King sang with the Drifters back during the 60s era and his can be heard on many of the great Drifter classic of that period. Benjamin Earl King (born September 28, 1938), better known as Ben E. King, is an American soul singer. He is perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me", a US Top 10 hit in both 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name) and a number one hit in the UK in 1987. As a Drifter and as a solo artist, King had achieved five number one hits: "There Goes My Baby", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Stand By Me", "Supernatural Thing", and the 1986 re-issue of "Stand By Me". He also earned 12 Top 10 hits and 25 Top 40 hits from 1959 to 1986. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Drifter; he has also been nominated as a solo artist. Currently, King is active in his charitable foundation, the Stand By Me Foundation, and is also a founding Champion of the Global Village Champions Foundation along with Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds, and Yank Barry. He has been a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey since the late 1960s.


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