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R&B legend Ben E King dies at 76

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posted on May, 1 2015 @ 09:14 AM
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As a music fan the passing of a legend is always a sad day , today we lose another of the big names in music with the death of former Drifter Ben E King.


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.
www.bbc.co.uk...

Rest in Peace Mr King.


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posted on May, 1 2015 @ 09:18 AM
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Stand By Me...

What a legend.



I probably will shed a tear next time I listen to it.


RIP Sir!



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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Aw man, that sucks
Another legend embarks to the beyond.

I love Stand By Me, I told hubby once it's a fitting "theme song" for us if ever there was one. I make a point to play it randomly once in a while, it gets a big grin out of him. He's a big fan of Ben's music anyway, the news is going to knock the wind out of his sails today.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: gortex

May He R.I.P. Syx.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: gortex

RIP Ben E King and thanks for the many minutes of musical enjoyment you gave my family.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 10:59 AM
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Aw sniff. I saw the title and immediately went to get the codes for "Stand By Me" to post, and returned to notice you had it covered in the OP. One of the most romantic love songs EVER.

Much love, Ben.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: gortex

He may be gone, but he will live on forever through his music, inspiring new talent to build on and honor his contribution to the art.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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Honestly I thought he was dead already, I'm glad to know he lived longer than I thought. I remember him for many reasons, when he was younger I used to confuse him with Richard Pryor. I hope they meet each other in heaven.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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R.I.P. Ben E.
We still do 'Stand by me' so many ask for it to this day. Sadly, even more reason now.
Just to remind us of Percy Sledge a couple of weeks ago too.
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posted on May, 1 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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Top guy, top music!

Pity he hasn't written an autobiography that shares his experiences through the great years of Tamla and Atlantic records and rivalries.

Just looked at the wiki and gulped at the amount of singles he released...must be nearly a hundred.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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I'm sure Ben E. King will be missed by his fans.

When I first saw the thread title, I saw "B.B. King" (don't know why) -- now that would have hit me. Was just listening to "The Thrill is Gone" the other night. At 89, B.B. is still alive, diabetes and all.



posted on May, 2 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: AuranVector
a reply to: gortex

I'm sure Ben E. King will be missed by his fans.

When I first saw the thread title, I saw "B.B. King" (don't know why) -- now that would have hit me. Was just listening to "The Thrill is Gone" the other night. At 89, B.B. is still alive, diabetes and all.


I saw an article yesterday that said B.B. King is in his home, with Hospice Care. That can't be good. : (



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting

originally posted by: AuranVector
a reply to: gortex

I'm sure Ben E. King will be missed by his fans.

When I first saw the thread title, I saw "B.B. King" (don't know why) -- now that would have hit me. Was just listening to "The Thrill is Gone" the other night. At 89, B.B. is still alive, diabetes and all.


I saw an article yesterday that said B.B. King is in his home, with Hospice Care. That can't be good. : (


Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like he's still with us at this moment -- a tough bird for sure.

Hope they're making him as comfortable as possible.



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