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Stand By Me - Ben E. King - 1961

Stand By Me

Stand by Me is the title of a song performed by Ben E. King and written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The song is inspired by a traditional Gospel song of the same name, originally composed by Charles A. Tindley in 1905.

Stand by Me
Single by Ben E. King
Released 1961 (single)
Writer(s) Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

King had no intention of recording the song himself when he wrote it.
King had written the song for The Drifters, who passed on the chance to record it.

Stand by Me was ranked number 121 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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