名曲「スタンド・バイ・ミー」で知られる米ソウル界の大御所ベン・E・キング氏が死去した。 76歳だった。 http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20150501-00000148-jij-n_ame Soul singer Ben E. King -- most famous for his classic, "Stand By Me" -- died on Thursday ... according to his publicist.
King reportedly died at his home in New Jersey after suffering a heart ailment. He was 76 years old. King's mega hit song made it to Billboard's top five in 1961 -- but "Stand By Me" returned to the charts in the '80s. It was also covered several times by other artists ... including John Lennon ... and made the charts 9 times.