Ben E. King

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Benjamin Earl Nelson, 28 September 1938, Henderson, North Carolina, USA. King began his career while still a high-school student singing in a doo-wop group, the Four B’s. He later joined the Five Crowns who, in 1959, assumed the name the Drifters. King was the featured lead vocalist and occasional composer on several of their recordings including ‘There Goes My Baby’ and ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ (written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman). After leaving the group in... Read more

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soul
60s
oldies
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