Ben E. King

Ben E. King in 2012 (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

‘Stand by Me’: Through the Years, from Ben E. King to Imagine Dragons

From Otis Redding to Imagine Dragons, country to rock, hear some of the best renditions of King’s classic hit.


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Soul Legend Ben E. King Dead At 76

Legendary singer Ben E. King, known for his hit single “Stand By Me,” has died from natural causes at the age of 76, his publicist confirmed to NBC News. Born Benjamin Earl Nelson on Sept. […]


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Top 5 Classic Hits As Sung By The Muppets

The Muppets have long been a part of pop culture with their influence stretching from movies, TV and especially music. With a new Muppets movie in the works, these furry marionettes are nudging their way […]


Rock N’ Roll Diary Extra: John Lennon Covers Ben E. King

On this week in 1975, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] released his cover of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ben E. King[/lastfm]’s timeless classic “Stand By Me” as a single in the United States. “Stand By Me” was released in 1961 […]


Did You Know: Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”

For Big Bear Mountain Resort lift tickets be caller # 5 when we play “Stand By Me” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ben E. King[/lastfm]. King recorded this shortly after leaving [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Drifters[/lastfm], giving him a solid […]


The Top Ten Songs This Week In 1963

It’s early February, 1963.  Last year, a hot new group debuted and they’re just about to rack up their 3rd #1 hit in a row.  Out of New Jersey, The 4 Seasons, led by [lastfm […]


Did You Know: Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”

Todays ‘Tickets @ 2’ song is “Stand by Me” by former [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drifters[/lastfm] lead singer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ben E. King[/lastfm]. King recorded the song shortly after leaving The Drifters in 1960. It gave him a solid […]


Looking Back on This Past Week in ROCK ‘N’ ROLL History

1960 — Ben E. King left the Drifters and signed a solo contract with Atco Records. He sang lead with the group on their ONLY #1 hit, “Save The Last Dance For Me,” a tune […]