Saturday, May 2, 2015

He had many hits, but one stands out

Thursday, the wonderful musician Ben E. King died at the age of 76.  He created quite a few hit songs--check out this Rolling Stone article for many you may not realize he was singing--but one, "Stand By Me," was so magnificent that it towers above the others.

Many other great artists have so loved this song that they could not resist covering it.  My favorite of those covers is one I've posted here before, this version by John Lennon.

Rest in peace, Ben E. King.

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