It has been exactly 5 long years since Ben E. King died in Hackensack on April 30, 2015 at the age of 76. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Today, fans of Ben E. King (Stand by Me, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
King, a cultural icon
Born Benjamin Earl King in Henderson on September 28, 1938, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. King was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1961 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘Stand by Me’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 5 years since the tragic loss of Ben E. King and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Ben E. King is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Ben E. King.
Ben E. King career in pictures
- Stand by Me (1961)
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