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2015/05/05 04:37
2015/05/05 04:37
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Singer Ben E. King died Friday. Everyone knew where he stood. In his memory, I've posted a video of his fine song at lower right on this webpage. According to Billboard, King was involved with 21...
2015/05/05 04:37
2015/05/05 04:37
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2015/05/04 23:17
2015/05/04 23:17
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It's official. Science Hill Drifters set a Guinness World Record near St. Marys in February when 847 snowmobiles took part in the largest parade of its kind in history. "It's awesome news," said...
2015/05/04 23:17
2015/05/04 23:17
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fans and fellow artists the world over are mourning the death of music legend Ben E. King, who passed away on April 30, 2015 at age 76, after a brief illness. A singer,...
2015/05/04 13:15
2015/05/04 13:15
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DJ Sbu arrestedRadio personality and entrepreneur, Sibusiso Leope (popularly known as DJ Sbu), was arrested for alleged drunk driving in Randfontein, Johannesburg, on May 2 and released on a bail of...
2015/05/03 16:23
2015/05/03 16:23
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American R&B singer Ben E King, best known for his 1961 hit Stand By Me, has died at age 76. His agent said he died at his home in New Jersey on Thursday from a "coronary related illness", but did...
2015/05/03 04:23
2015/05/03 04:23
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As part of our #getrdg challenge, we are giving away prizes to people who get involved in guessing the close up images that have been appearing on the Reading buses and taxis for the last three weeks....
2015/05/02 19:45
2015/05/02 19:45
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Ben E. King, the lead singer for The Drifters and solo star whose voice graced classics like "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," died on Friday at 76. Barely two weeks earlier,...
2015/05/02 12:58
2015/05/02 12:58
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The music world has lost a member of its royalty. Ben E. King, who shot to fame in the late 1950s as a member of The Drifters, and continued as a solo artist, died on Thursday. What he left us was...
2015/05/02 05:42
2015/05/02 05:42
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Mr. Lemon and Mr. Scott, two timber men on the (Little) Kanawha, came out with three rafts each, one day last week, and arriving at the Shacktown dam (Lock #1 at Viscose), where the water was running...
2015/05/01 22:42
2015/05/01 22:42
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R&B/pop singer Ben E. King, best known for his classic track “Stand By Me”, has died. His agent confirmed his passing, saying that he had been suffering from “coronary issues” for some time. He was...
2015/05/01 20:54
2015/05/01 20:54
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AP Top News at 11:52 a.m. EDT Friday, May 1 2015 | 3:52 p.m. CDTProsecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death BALTIMORE (AP) ? Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday...
2015/05/01 19:15
2015/05/01 19:15
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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says it's "absolutely vital" that the truth about what happened to Freddie Gray comes out. NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the...
2015/05/01 17:42
2015/05/01 17:42
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As is the case with all the great pop songs, you can identify Stand By Me by its opening few notes. Mike Stoller’s simple bassline, built around a 50s doo-wop chord progression, is decorated with...
2015/05/01 17:15
2015/05/01 17:15
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for The Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby"...
2015/05/01 16:09
2015/05/01 16:09
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A classic to end all classics, his old band The Drifters didn't want to play the song when King showed it to them. It was even recorded in studio time left over from the sessions focused on Spanish...
2015/05/01 15:42
2015/05/01 15:42
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... — Singer Ben E. King, whose classic hit “Stand By Me” became an enduring testament of love and devotion for generations of listeners, has died. King died Thursday in New Jersey, his booking...
2015/05/01 15:37
2015/05/01 15:37
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She's the tough love mom who's become the object of a love fest. Meet the Mother who slapped her son to stop him from getting involved in the Baltimore riots! She's the tough love mom who's become...
2015/05/01 14:41
2015/05/01 14:41
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King first came to attention as a member of The Drifters, the doo wop group that shuffled through multiple members before King joined in 1958. The Drifters had several hits during King's time, such as...
2015/05/01 14:38
2015/05/01 14:38
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King died Thursday at age 76, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press. Brown did not immediately have other details. As a member of The Drifters, King co-wrote and sang lead on "There Goes My...
2015/05/01 14:09
2015/05/01 14:09
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King had not been publicly reported to have been suffering illness in recent years, and completed a tour in the UK in 2013. He also played concerts in the US last year. In an interview in 2013, he...
2015/05/05 04:37
2015/05/05 04:37
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