SUENOSDEUOMI'S RUMINATIONS AND PERSPECTIVE
Singer-songwriter Ben E. King has died at the age of 76. The R&B legend was a part of the group The Drifters in the 1950s, singing hits like "There Goes My Baby" and "Save the Last Dance for Me." One of his first solo hits was a smash -- 1961's "Stand By Me," which King co-wrote with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Library of Congress added "Stand By Me" to the National Recording Registry earlier this year, declaring "it was King's incandescent vocal that made it a classic".