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Celebs Honor The Late, Great Ben E. King

5/2/2015 2:16pm EDT
Ben E King
"Stand By Me" singer Ben E. King passed away on Thursday at 76, and several stars are paying tribute to the late singer, expressing their condolences on Twitter.

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine wrote, "We lost a true great today. We love you Ben E. King. Thank you for the music."

Carole King added, "Today we lost Ben E. King, a wonderful interpreter of songs. Thank you Ben. Rest in peace."

"Whiplash" star Miles Teller, wrote, "RIP Ben E. King. One of the most tender hearted soulful singers we've ever had the pleasure of listening to."

Actress Emmy Rossum posted a video of her performing "...
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Ben E. King: 1938 - 2015

5/1/2015 3:06pm EDT
Ben E. King
Soul legend Ben E. King passed away of natural causes at the age of 76 at his New Jersey home on Thursday, according to his manager Randy Irwin.

Irwin said King, born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina, had suffered from coronary issues, but didn't name them as the cause of his death.

King is best known for his single "Stand By Me," which became a huge hit in 1961 and again in 1986 when it was used as the theme song for the film of the same name.

King's career began in the late 1950s as a member of the Doo Wop group The Five Crowns, who replaced the original lineup of The ...
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It's Summertime: A List of Great Summertime Songs

6/19/2009 12:32pm EDT
Billy Joel
Like Corrine Bailey Rae sang, "Go put your records on." The song of the same title is the perfect piece of advice for summer. Sunday marks the official first day of summer, and in case you need some new songs for those trips to the beach, barbeques, and even for still being stuck at work, here's our picks for the best summer songs.

The Beach Boys, "Come and Go With Me" (1978) - No group better embodies the spirit of summer than The Beach Boys, so picking just one of their songs isn't an easy task. Rather going for the more obvious, kitschy beach themed songs like "Surfin' Safari," "Calif...
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Seal To Release Album Of Covers, 'Soul,' Nov. 11

10/27/2008 6:00pm EDT
Seal
Grammy-winning vocalist and songwriter Seal will release a new album, "Soul," on Warner Bros. Records on November 11, 2008. It is the best-selling artist's sixth studio album and was created in partnership with legendary producer David Foster. "Soul" is comprised of eleven classic soul songs that each evokes their own drama, emotion and romance. Seal brings his unique, signature style to the album and found a great collaborative spirit working with Foster.

"Someone once said '...the album will sound like the time you had making it'... Never before has it been as true as in the process ...
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15 Memorable Music Scenes On Film

10/16/2007 10:08am EDT
William Shakespeare
As a film junkie and music geek I always look forward to seeing what songs directors will put in certain scenes to create the right mood. Finding the perfect song isn't always easy. The song has to fit that key moment or it could ruin the movie.

Following is a list of songs that have really made a movie scene stand out. I'm sure you will notice two things about me: I love chick flicks and 80's movies. This wasn't an easy task. I found over 50 songs and cut the list down to 15 with a few honorable mentions.

15) "Kissing You" by Des'Ree from the movie "Romeo + Juliet" (1996)

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 28

9/28/2007 3:00am EDT
Hilary Duff
Happy Birthday to "Boogeyman" actress Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992), "Material Girls" actress Hilary Duff (1987), Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton (1984), "Jackass" jackass Bam Margera (1979), "King Kong" actress Naomi Watts (1968), "The Replacement Killers" actress Mira Sorvino (1967), "Mystery Men" actress Janeane Garofalo (1964), violinist Laurie Lewis (1950), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor Jeffrey Jones (1947), "The Negotiator" actor J.T. Walsh (1943; d. 1998), "Capote" actor Marshall Bell (1942), Stand By Me singer Ben E. King (1938), French actress Brigitte Bardot (1934), Italia...
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Musicians Pay Homage To Ahmet Ertegun On 'The House That Ahmet Built'

6/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
Bette Midler
LOS ANGELES-Rhino Entertainment will release American Masters Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built on DVD June 12. The touching tribute features rare, private and classic clips, performances and studio sessions of Atlantic recording artists. The film is narrated by award-winning singer/actress Bette Midler.

For the last half-century, Ahmet Ertegun was hip-deep in R&B and Rock & Roll. American Masters Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built follows Ertegun's remarkable career and its impact on the evolution of the world's most popular musical genres while offering an in...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 28

9/28/2006 3:00am EDT
Hilary Duff
Happy Birthday to "Boogeyman" actress Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992), "Material Girls" actress Hilary Duff (1987), Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton (1984), "Jackass" jackass Bam Margera (1979), "King Kong" actress Naomi Watts (1968), "The Replacement Killers" actress Mira Sorvino (1967), "Mystery Men" actress Janeane Garofalo (1964), violinist Laurie Lewis (1950), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor Jeffrey Jones (1947), "The Negotiator" actor J.T. Walsh (1943; d. 1998), "Capote" actor Marshall Bell (1942), Stand By Me singer Ben E. King (1938), French actress Brigitte Bardot (1934), Italia...
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Konami Signs Simon Cowell And Randy Jackson For 'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol'

8/23/2006 10:04am EDT
Simon Cowell
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., caught up with American Idol’s famous judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to get their comments about the upcoming video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Gamers will not only come face-to-face with Cowell and Jackson as they rate performances and provide feedback, but Konami’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) inside the game will also enable them to critique specific parts of any performance, a first in the award-winning video game’s history.

"Over the years American Ido...
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Classic Aretha Franklin and King Curtis Live At Fillmore West Albums Released

7/14/2006 11:55am EDT
Aretha Franklin
Looking for a way to introduce Aretha Franklin to a mainstream audience, Jerry Wexler - who signed the Queen of Soul to Atlantic Records and produced her classic albums - booked the singer for three nights at San Francisco's Fillmore West in March 1971. At Wexler's suggestion, Franklin tapped premier saxman King Curtis and the Kingpins as both her opening act and backing band for the performances. Rhino Records revisits the sweet soul magic of those landmark live shows with remastered and expanded versions of Aretha Live At Fillmore West and Curtis' Live At Fillmore West.

Aretha Liv...
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