6 May 2015

Marty Duda's artist of the week: Ben E King

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 6 May 2015

Beginning with his stint as the lead singer of The Drifters in 1959 and reaching into the 1970's disco era, Ben E. King proved to be one of the most soulful and resilient artists of his time. Although his recording of Stand By Me overshadows much of his work, Ben E King made consistently great records throughout his career. He began singing doo wop in the mid-1950s, led a new version of The Drifters into the 1960s and later scored with funkified disco records in the 70s. Ben E King passed away at the age of 76 this past week. Marty interviewed Ben E King back in 1986.

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