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104. Ben E. King

Although none of the members of the NIHOF committee were alive when Ben E. King achieved his greatest success, we were among the millions that rediscovered him with the re-release of his signature song, “Stand by Me”. Those that found him again, found one of the smoothest voices of and most sophisticated voices of all time.

The Drifters

Considered the link between 50’s R&B and 60’s Soul, there may be no other group that had a more beautiful sound than the Drifters.  They may not have written their own material, but these were the dream voices to write for.

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