Soul says goodbye to Ben E. King



I don’t think you can listen to ‘Stand by Me’ and not shed a tear today. Much love to King’s family. The lead singer of The Drifters, and co-writer of ‘Stand By Me,’ died yesterday of “coronary problems.” Take a moment to listen to what would eventually be voted one of the “Songs of the Century.”

You can’t find more appropriate lyrics to send off one of the greats: “No I won’t / No I won’t be afraid / Just as long as you / Stand by me.”

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