Ben E. King

Ben E. King
1938 - 2015

Ben E. King  American Personality


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Ben E. King passed away on 30th Apr 2015 aged 76.


Ben E. King was previously married to Betty Nelson (1964 - 2015).


American Personality Ben E. King was born Benjamin Earl Nelson on 28th September, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina, United States and passed away on 30th Apr 2015 aged 76. He is most remembered for Stand By Me. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Ben E. King is a member of the following lists: 2015 deaths, Singers from New Jersey and North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees.


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First Name Benjamin
Middle Name Earl
Last Name King
Full Name at Birth Benjamin Earl Nelson
Alternative Name Ben E. King
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th September, 1938
Birthplace Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Died 30th April, 2015
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, songwriter, record producer
Occupation Personality
Claim to Fame Stand By Me
Music Genre (Text) Soul, R&b, Pop, Doo-Wop, R&B, pop, doo-wop
Music Genre R&B
Year(s) Active 1958–present, 1958–2015
Music Style Soul, Pop/Rock, Early Pop/Rock, Brill Building Pop, Early R&B, Pop-Soul, AM Pop
Music Mood Earnest, Elegant, Stylish, Refined/Mannered, Romantic, Soothing, Poignant, Gentle, Sweet, Passionate, Wistful, Plaintive, Innocent, Sophisticated, Amiable/Good-Natured, Calm/Peaceful, Sentimental, Exuberant, Cheerful
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, guitar, piano, keyboards
Record Label Atco Records, Atlantic Records, Ichiban Records
Associated Acts The Drifters, The Five Crowns
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Benjamin Earl King (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015), known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He was perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Mea US Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name), a number one hit in the UK in 1987, and no. 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group the Drifters.

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