The Night has Come and the Land is Dark

by duncanr

ben e king_180pxAmerican R&B singer Ben E King, best known for his 1961 hit Stand By Me, has died at age 76” –

no doubt, plenty of websites – in paying tribute to Ben E King – will play his classic tune ‘Stand by Me’

regular visitors to madhatters will have gathered through my . . .

song choices on the Something for the Weekend ‘jukebox’ that I am a great fan of desi music – so yes, I will follow the herd and play ‘Stand by Me’ as a tribute to a fine musician and songwriter, but a version not many outside of desi culture will have heard before, which expresses, more than words can say, the impact this one song in his repertoire had on folks all over the world !

R.I.P. Ben E. King

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