Ben E. King

Ben E. King

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Benjamin Earl King, 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 U.S. Top 10 hit in both 1961 and 1987 and a #1 hit in the UK in 1987, and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters. King was born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina, and moved to Harlem, New York, at age 9. In 1958, he joined a doo wop group called The Five Crowns. Later in 1958, The Drifters' manager fired the members of the original Drifters, and replaced them with The Five Crowns. He had a string of R&B hits with the group on Atlantic Records. Nelson co-wrote and sang lead on the first Atlantic hit by the new version of the Drifters, "There Goes My Baby"show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136758989
  • 9786136758985