R&B Legend Ben E King dies

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Soul singer Ben E King has passed away at age 76. Starting out as lead singer of the Drifters, he went on to have a prolific solo career that resulted in his biggest and best known hit ‘Stand By Me’. His songs have been covered by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, John Lennon, Shirley Bassey, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. He was a great influential pioneer of R&B and will be sorely missed.

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