Stand by Me: 10 covers to remember Ben E. King

Ben E. King passed away at the age of 76. He wrote Stand by Me, the song so loved it has been sung by many famous artists. Here are the 10 best covers.

Benjamin Earl Nelson, known as Ben E. King, passed away at the age of 76, after a brief illness. One of his greatest successes is the song Stand by Me, written by King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stroller. The song has been proclaimed one of the most beautiful songs of the Twentieth Century by the Recording Industry Association of America. Stand by Me was one of the most broadcasted music pieces, and many famous artists made varied cover versions of it.

Here are 10 of the most interesting covers of Stand by Me.


John Lennon
John Lennon stand by me



Otis Redding
otis redding stand by me



Ike & Tina Turner
ike & tina turner stand by me



U2 & Bruce Springsteen
u2 & springsteen stand by me



Tracy Chapman
tracy chapman stand by me



Adriano Celentano – Pregherò
Adriano Celentano pregherò



Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf Stand by Me



Gene Clark
gene clark stand by me



Bill Campbell
billy campbell stand by me


Ry Cooder
ry cooder stand by me 


Let’s also recall My Little Girl by The Isley Brothers that uses the bass line of Stand by Me, and Don’t Suck Me No Mo’  by Bowfly that revolutionises its lyrics.


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