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Birth Name:Benjamin Earl Nelson

Date of Birth:September 28th, 1938


Ben E. King in 2006
Ben E. King in 2006

Backgrounds:Solo Singer

Origin Place:Harlem · New York · New York City · United States

Occupations:Record Producer · Singer · Songwriter

Instruments:Keyboard Instrument · Piano · Singer

Years Active:1958 - Present

Categories:1938 Births · African American Musicians · American Male Singers · American Pop Singers · American Rhythm And Blues Singers · American Soul Singers · Artist · Living People · New York Musicians · North Carolina Musicians · Singer · Songwriter · The Drifters Members

Genres:Rhythm And Blues · Soul

Associated Acts:The Drifters

Ben E. King

Ben E.

King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 28 1938) is an American soul singer.

He is perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me," a U.S.

top 10 hit in both 1961 and 1987 and a #1 hit in the UK in 1987, and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group, The Drifters.

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