|Ben E. King|
AKA Benjamin Earl Nelson
Birthplace: Henderson, NC
Location of death: Hackensack, NJ
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
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)
The Drifters 1958-60
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