Ben E King – dies aged 76

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32547474

Colin Bell… Saddened to hear of the sad loss today of Ben E King. I first met him at Aquarius in George Street back in (I believe from memory) 1971 when I was dj ing there. I was struck by how such a big voice came out of a man such physically small in stature, his talent was of course huge in stature. Another legend passes on. R.I.P. and thank you for the memories.

Alan Esdaile… Very sad news. We were only talking about him the other day. Great voice. R.I.P. Ben E King.

Will Cornell…  I do wish the headlines wouldn’t focus so much on the one song. He had a ton of them both as a solo act and as a Drifter…and he replaced Clyde McPhatter, no mean feat. “Stand By Me Singer Dead at 76” makes him out to be a one-hit wonder, and he wasn’t. Did the headlines following George Harrison’s death just mention “My Sweet Lord”?

Robert Searle… RIP Ben E King lovely singer

Graham Belchamber… A real.shame. I saw him with Gary Us Bonds a few years ago in Tunbridge Wells. Great performer and character.

Anne Wells… Into The Mystic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BISEY44NhQ

Geoff Peckham… Great shame. Marvellous singer. I saw him at the Aquarius in ’71 too, Colin. He was fantastic. Perhaps not the time for it, but I have a tale about his backing singers that night, the Three Tons of Joy.

Alan Pepper… Sad news about Mr Ben E King another soul giant leaves us !! They must have an awesome Supergroup up there by now Save the last dance for me fellas !!

Mick O’Dowd… Another sad loss to the greats of my generation. I saw him and met him backstage at the Aquarius where he signed an album cover for me. This has sadly got lost in the passing time. A true legend.

2 thoughts on “Ben E King – dies aged 76”

  1. Sad news about Mr Ben E King another soul giant leaves us !! They must have an awesome Supergroup up there by now Save the last dance for me fellas !!

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  2. Another sad loss to the greats of my generation. I saw him and met him backstage at the Aquarius where he signed an album cover for me. This has sadly got lost in the passing time. A true legend.

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