The legendary R&B and soul singer Ben E King has passed away at the age of 76. He will be forever remembered for the classic song ‘Stand By Me’ but he did a lot more than that great number.
As far back as the 1950’s he started out by singing with the magnificent sound of The Drifters. They are still remembered for songs such as ‘There Goes My Baby’ and the wonderful ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’.
It was in 1961 that ‘Stand By Me’ first appeared and then again in 1980 when it was associated with a TV advert and a film of the same name. A very sad day.