News RIP Ben E. King (Stand By Me)

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/01/ben-e-king-dead-dies_n_7188910.html

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    Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. He was 76.

    King died Thursday of natural causes in Teaneck, New Jersey, his longtime residence, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press on Friday.

    A native of North Carolina who moved to New York City as a boy, King was singing with the Five Crowns when they were hired in 1958 to become the new incarnation of the Drifters, a top act for Atlantic Records who had several doo-wop hits featuring tenor Clyde McPhatter. The new Drifters, their records among the first in the rock era to use strings, had a more polished production and vocal style and became key influences on numerous '60s recordings.

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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Thanks Obama...
     
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    Is Howig on vacation? Oh wait....
     
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    RIP Ben E King
     
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    Never liked the song
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Did you know that Jerry O'Connell was the fat kid in "Stand By Me" and the pathetic husband in the most recent Romijn marriage?
     
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