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Ben E. King

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Birth Name: Benjamin Earl Nelson
Born: 1938/09/28
Birth Place: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1958–present
Genres: Soul, Rhythm And Blues

Ben E. King (born September 28, 1938) is an American soul singer. King was born in Henderson, North Carolina and moved to Harlem, New York, at age 9. In 1958, King joined a doo wop group called The Five Crowns. Later in 1958, The Drifters' manager George Treadwell fired the members of the original The Drifters, and replaced them with The Five Crowns. King had a string of R&B hits with the group on Atlantic Records. He co-wrote and sang lead on the first Atlantic hit by the new version of The Drifters, 1959’s “There Goes My Baby.” He also sang lead on a succession of hits by the team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, including “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment” and ... Continue Bio >>

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