9/28/1938 - 4/30/2015
The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Ben E. King
NEW YORK (AP) - Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm-and-blues classics as "Stand by Me," "There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. He was 76.
King died Thursday of natural causes in Teaneck, New Jersey, his longtime residence, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press on Friday.
A native of North Carolina who moved to New York City as a boy, King was singing with the Five Crowns...