He is best known as the singer and co-composer of " Stand by Me " — a U. Top 10 hitboth in and later in when it was used as the theme to the film of the same Tearsa number one hit in the United Kingdom inand no. InKing still using his birth name joined a doo-wop group called the Five Crowns.
The last of the King-led Drifters singles to be released was "Sometimes I Wonder", which was recorded May 19,but Danza Kuduro - Various - Vem Dançar Kuduro Hits issued until June Due to contract disputes with Treadwell in which King and his manager, Lover Patterson, demanded greater compensation, King rarely performed with the Drifters on tour or on television.
On television, fellow Drifters member Charlie Thomas usually lip-synched the songs that King had recorded with the Drifters. King in preparation for a solo career. Remaining with Atlantic Records on its Atco imprint, King scored his first solo hit with Tears ballad " Spanish Harlem " King's records continued to place well on the Billboard Hot chart until King returned to the Drifters in late in England, and sang Tears - Ben E. King - Tears them until the group's break-up and reorganization in A re-issue of "Stand by Me" followed the song's use as the theme song to the movie Stand By Me and re-entered the Billboard Top Ten after a year absence.
This reissue also reached Number 1 in Nikola Karović - Đedovske Gusle United Kingdom and Ireland for three weeks in February InKing and Bo Diddleyalong with Doug Your Feets Too Big - Fats Waller And His Rhythm* - Your Feets Too Big / Its A Sin To Tell A Lierecorded a revamped hip hop version of the Monotones Tears hit song " Book of Love " for the soundtrack of the movie Book of Love.
Ahmet Ertegun said, "King is one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll and rhythm and blues. He also earned 12 Top 10 hits and 26 Top 40 hits from to He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Drifter;  he was also nominated as a solo artist. King was active in his charitable foundation, the Stand By Me Foundation, which helps to provide education to deserving youths. King performed "Stand By Me" during Tears - Ben E. King - Tears televised tribute to late comedian George Carlinas he was one of Carlin's favorite artists.
King toured the United Kingdom in and played concerts in the United States as late asdespite reported health problems.
King has been covered by acts from Tears - Ben E. King - Tears genres. Tears also inspired a number of rock bands: Siouxsie and the Banshees recorded "Supernatural Thing" in and Led Zeppelin did a cover version of "Groovin'", Tears / A Man Without A Dream known under the title of " We're Gonna Groove ".
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King, soul legend who sang 'Stand By Me,' dead at 76". The New York Daily News. KING ". Archived from the original on October 6, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. King, soul legend and singer of 'Stand By Me', dead at 76". Associated Press. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
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