Ben E. King
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Ben E. King

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Birthday
28, 1938
Birthplace
Henderson, NC
Death Date
Apr 30, 2015 (76)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1938
Birthplace
Henderson, NC
Death Date
Apr 30, 2015 (76)

About

Known for his hit songs "Stand by Me," "This Magic Moment," and his ballad "Spanish Harlem," among others. He founded the Stand By Me Foundation.

Before Fame

Born Benjamin Earl Nelson, he used to sing in church choirs as a child. He grew up in Harlem.

Trivia

His song "Stand by Me" was covered by Timon and Pumba in a Disney Sing-a-Long video.

Family Life

He married his wife Betty in 1964 and they later welcomed three children. He also had six grandchildren.

Associated With

He sang with Prince Royce at the 2010 Latin Grammys.