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I only saw him once (at the Upper Cut club in East London) but it was enough to convert me from general music lover to Soul Fan. So sad to hear this news. RIP Ben

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Some real sick feckers out there….The hoax earlier this week and now everyone is reporting it to be true….I hope not.

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Had the pleasure of meeting B.E. king 43 years ago when he was performing with his Band at the empress Ballroom Wigan I let him and his. Band in the club and I let them out  He was Magic that night one of the best live acts I can remember  his band had a brass section ,horns and string section he was still in his prime.I exchanged some small talk with him after the show telling him how much his Music was loved.He was a gentleman no ego you could tell He just Loved doing  what he did A true Soul man what made truly genuine Soul Music.I feel Blessed to have met him.

GOD BLESS YOU BEN E KING and RIP

Mick Lyons

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A real legacy, left for us all to enjoy, he will be sadly missed, R.I.P  brother, as you said in song, WHAT MORE CAN A MAN DO  , In your case nothing more, deepest sympathy to family and friends. KTF and godbless.

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I met him & Johnny Moore in the 80s after a gig at HMS Collingwood. I told him what my favourite track was and he said he loved it too. Very apt for today. RIP Ben.

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Ben E King has left us a wonderful legacy of music. Impossible to pick favourites, just so many great tracks.

RIP Ben, thank you for the music.

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Best Live Act Ever, my fave Benny track "Ecstacy" From 1962. Gracias MrKing for all the pleasure your music will continue to bring me !

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Was in the Stefan Dee's Soul Lodge on Sunday chillin' and listening to local soul singer Cy Benson, spotted me singing (????) along to his current rendition and invited me up to join him on stage, yep, you've guessed it..........................Ben E Kings  " Stand By Me" ............................ then his sad demise, gone, but for me certainly not forgotten. 

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I can't break the news to myself, what an uplifting sound this is musically, one that I always enjoy hearing when out - it's what soul music is all about  :hatsoff2:

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Just on news Ben has passed away. A true soulman.

 

RIP

 

Indeed a true Soulman, people like him made the soul scene was it is today. Saw him about 12 years ago, he brought the house down. RIP

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not many of the atlantic greats of soul left.....aretha,,,carla thomas ,,,very few

 

 

saw ben twice,,,,once in the 80s at chris kings nightlclub in nuneaton when he and johnny moore were on same gig....30 turned up..he was brillaint

 

saw him last year in brum ,,

 

RIP Ben you left us with some great records to listen to for ever

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not many of the atlantic greats of soul left.....aretha,,,carla thomas ,,,very few

 

 

saw ben twice,,,,once in the 80s at chris kings nightlclub in nuneaton when he and johnny moore were on same gig....30 turned up..he was brillaint

 

saw him last year in brum ,,

 

RIP Ben you left us with some great records to listen to for ever

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Had the pleasure of meeting B.E. king 43 years ago when he was performing with his Band at the empress Ballroom Wigan I let him and his. Band in the club and I let them out  He was Magic that night one of the best live acts I can remember  his band had a brass section ,horns and string section he was still in his prime.I exchanged some small talk with him after the show telling him how much his Music was loved.He was a gentleman no ego you could tell He just Loved doing  what he did A true Soul man what made truly genuine Soul Music.I feel Blessed to have met him.

GOD BLESS YOU BEN E KING and RIP

Mick Lyons

Spot on, every bone in his body was a loving one. Had time for everyone no matter what his schedule was or how late he was running. A legend that will be sadly missed.

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