Friday, August 10, 2007

david coverversion: ben e king vs. john lennon

originally a five crown and then in 1958 he became a drifter, and we all know my feelings on the drifters, ben e king wrote and sang lead vocals on numerous hits for the 60's doo wop group including 'there goes my baby', 'this magic moment', and 'save the last dance for me'. having also written 'stand by me' for the drifters who, oddly, passed on the song it became a top ten hit for benny twice, first in 1961 and again in 1986. the latter being because of the movie of the same name starring mouth from 'the goonies', 'rock 'n' roll high school forever' and 'national lampoon's last resort'. all quality flicks. anyways, legend has it that 'stand by me' is the fourth most performed song in the history of the 20th century. one of those covers includes john lennon's from his 1975 covers album 'rock 'n' roll'. john lennon had a thing for asian chicks. but then again, don't we all? also, now that i think about it, 'stand by me' is probably in my top five favorite songs of all time. (the ben e king version.)

ben e king - stand by me
john lennon - stand by me

go buy whatcha likes and delete whatcha don't


Ros said...

You write very well.

elvis said...

thank you very much


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