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Ben E. King: The Fresh Air Interview

The rhythm and blues singer turns 60 years old this week. He was a member of the Drifters in the late 50s. His smooth vocals graced such popular hits as "There Goes My Baby" and "Save The Last Dance for Me." His solo career has produced hits like "I (Who Have Nothing)," "Spanish Harlem" and, his best-known song, which enjoyed a revival three years ago, "Stand By Me." (REBROADCAST FROM 9/2/88)

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Other segments from the episode on September 25, 1998

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 25, 1998: Interview with Ben E. King; Review of the television shows "The Practice" and "Homicide"; Interview with Dr. John; Review of the film "Ronin."

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