The great Ben E King passed away. It is unfortunate that his passing and the critical illness of BB King have confused a lot of people. Ben E King was a soul singer who had hits with the Drifters. They had hits with such songs as Under the Boardwalk and Save the Last Dance for Me. After leaving the Drifters he had a hit with Stand By Me, which later was a hit again for the soundtrack of the movie Stand By Me. For more information check out CNN here.