Ben E. King, Singer of such classics as “Stand By Me,” “There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” has kicked the bucket.
King died on Thursday at age 76, marketing expert Phil Brown told The Associated Press. Chestnut did not promptly have different points of interest.
As an individual from the Drifters, King co-composed and sang lead on “There Goes My Baby.” The band had a series of hits including King, including “Spare the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment,” before he exited in an agreement question.
The 1961 number “Spanish Harlem” gave King his first solo hit. “Remain By Me,” composed with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, was picked one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America.