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May 1, 2015

Soul Music Legend Ben E King dies at age 76

Ben E King

R & B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76. Ben E King started his career in the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing on hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me. After going solo, he hit the US top five with Stand By Me in 1961.

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