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Roger Daltrey performs in Capitol as Churchill bust dedicated

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders gathered Wednesday in the Capitol to celebrate Winston Churchill and listen to a short concert by Roger Daltrey of The Who.

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Legendary rock producer Phil Spector was arrested Monday by police in Alhambra, Calif., after an unidentified woman was shot to death in his home.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include pianist/singer Floyd Cramer, who was born in 1937 (age 65); country's Lee Greenwood in 1942 (age 60); and Duran Duran's Simon LeBon in 1958 (age 44).
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Benjamin Earl King (born September 28, 1938), better known as Ben E. King, is an American soul singer. He is perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me," a U.S. top 10 hit in both 1961 and 1987 and a #1 hit in the UK in 1987, and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters.

King was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina and moved to Harlem, New York City, New York, at the age of nine.

In 1958, he joined a doo wop group called The Five Crowns. Later that year, The Drifters' manager fired the members of the group and replaced them with The Five Crowns, who had performed several engagements with the Drifters. Nelson co-wrote the first hit by the new version of the Drifters, "There Goes My Baby" (1959). He also sang lead, using his birth name, on "Save the Last Dance for Me", a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, "Dance With Me", "This Magic Moment", "I Count the Tears" and "Lonely Winds". King only recorded ten songs with The Drifters, including a non-single called "Temptation" which was later redone by Johnny Moore. King's career with The Drifters was so brief after There Goes My Baby hit the charts , he was never again given a chance by Drifters' manager George Treadwell to perform with the group on tour or on television due to a argument about kings contract. After the dispute settled, king was hired only to sing until they found a replacement. On television , A fellow Drifters member Charlie Thomas usually lip sung the songs that Ben E. King recorded with the Drifters.

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