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Ben E. King Quotes: "When the night has come and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we see. No, I won't be afraid, no, I won't be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me."

When the night has come and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we see. No, I won't be afraid, no, I won't be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me.




Ben E. King Quotes: "Those things don't happen today. I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today. They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes, but they'll never know the true feeling that we did."

Those things don't happen today. I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today. They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes, but they'll never know the true feeling that we did.




Ben E. King Quotes: "If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall. Or the mountain should crumble to the sea. I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear, just as long as you stand by me."

If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall. Or the mountain should crumble to the sea. I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear, just as long as you stand by me.



Ben E. King Quotes: "I always felt I never chose music, it chose me."

I always felt I never chose music, it chose me.




Ben E. King Quotes: "I still perform it in all my shows. I'll do it as long as I'm breathing. I'm so proud it has stood the test of time."

I still perform it in all my shows. I'll do it as long as I'm breathing. I'm so proud it has stood the test of time.



Ben E. King Quotes: "You're writing it is how you feel. And when you're finished you put your signature on it and you mail it off and that's it. And that's how "Stand By Me" was really."

You're writing it is how you feel. And when you're finished you put your signature on it and you mail it off and that's it. And that's how "Stand By Me" was really.



Ben E. King Quotes: "I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on."

I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on.




Ben E. King Quotes: "I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn't pursue it. I feel like I'm cheating sometimes."

I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn't pursue it. I feel like I'm cheating sometimes.



Ben E. King Quotes: "I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians."

I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians.



Ben E. King Quotes: "It doesn't take me long to write songs."

It doesn't take me long to write songs.



Ben E. King Quotes: "Most black singers like to slow the word down and, and go directly to your heart. They're not interested in your ears, we just want to go directly to your heart."

Most black singers like to slow the word down and, and go directly to your heart. They're not interested in your ears, we just want to go directly to your heart.



Ben E. King Quotes: "Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist."

Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.




Ben E. King Quotes: "And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on. It connected with the people in the street."

And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on. It connected with the people in the street.



Ben E. King Quotes: "I never even visualized for a second doing what I'm doing."

I never even visualized for a second doing what I'm doing.



Ben E. King Quotes: "Yeah. I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess, all around the place."

Yeah. I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess, all around the place.



Ben E. King Quotes: "I don't care what studio I'm in, I don't care what producers is producing it and I don't care what song it is because they taught me those things I feel so protected wherever I go as far as music."

I don't care what studio I'm in, I don't care what producers is producing it and I don't care what song it is because they taught me those things I feel so protected wherever I go as far as music.



Ben E. King Quotes: "I enjoyed singing, I loved song writing, I loved recording. All those things that involves with creating music was great."

I enjoyed singing, I loved song writing, I loved recording. All those things that involves with creating music was great.



Ben E. King Quotes: "Many times I've gone on tours with Paul Anka. He would have someone sitting behind him to keep people from even talking to him. You were almost in a little restricted area there."

Many times I've gone on tours with Paul Anka. He would have someone sitting behind him to keep people from even talking to him. You were almost in a little restricted area there.



Ben E. King Quotes: "The industry now wants to be in charge of everything."

The industry now wants to be in charge of everything.



Ben E. King Quotes: "It never dawned on me at any particular time of my life that people are paid tremendous money to sing."

It never dawned on me at any particular time of my life that people are paid tremendous money to sing.



Ben E. King Quotes: "A singer has got a different attitude, they're they're so whacked out they don't know what they're doing half the time. Singers, they don't, they're spoiled too."

A singer has got a different attitude, they're they're so whacked out they don't know what they're doing half the time. Singers, they don't, they're spoiled too.



Ben E. King Quotes: "It's a different thing when you go into a studio and you record with the intent of going somewhere and you're marketing yourself for that direction."

It's a different thing when you go into a studio and you record with the intent of going somewhere and you're marketing yourself for that direction.



Ben E. King Quotes: "Yeah. I'm amateurish. I can play enough to write a song, or strum on a little guitar to write out a song. But, I don't play well at all. I wouldn't even attempt for a second to play in public."

Yeah. I'm amateurish. I can play enough to write a song, or strum on a little guitar to write out a song. But, I don't play well at all. I wouldn't even attempt for a second to play in public.