Ben E. King – Stand By Me-

Released in 1961, this song was inspired by the spiritual hymn “Lord Stand By Me.” It has since been recorded into more than 400 other versions. It was ranked the 122nd out of Rolling Stones “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” In early 2000 it was believed to be the 4th most performed song of the 20th century, with … Continue reading Ben E. King – Stand By Me-

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Stand By Me (1986) “Truth From Twelve Year Old Minds.”

DIRECTOR: Rob Reiner RATING: 5/5 Stand By Me is a film that has been cast well, it strikes all the right notes comically, emotionally, and understands the story it wants to tell.  The film builds on nostalgic reflection as an adult writer thinks to his teenage years. The four stars at the beginning of their young … Continue reading Stand By Me (1986) “Truth From Twelve Year Old Minds.”