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"Simple music is the hardest to play," Albert Collins once said, "and blues is simple music." The death of a blues legend can leave us with a collective sense of loss and nostalgia for an era gone by. This memorial site was created to honor and remember blues musicians, singers, songwriters and others who have contributed to this truly American music.
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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...
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