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Ben E. King

Ben E. KingAKA Benjamin Earl Nelson

Born: 28-Sep-1938
Birthplace: Henderson, NC
Died: 30-Apr-2015
Location of death: Hackensack, NJ
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Stand By Me

His best-known solo hits include Spanish Harlem (1961, rose to #10 on the Billboard charts), Stand By Me (1961, rose to #4), and Supernatural Thing Pt. 1 (1975, rose to #5).

Wife: Betty (m. 1964, until his death)

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