15. Apr, 2020

Mal Foster - Life Stories No.12

Ben E. King - Stand By Me

One song that has always struck a chord and made me tingle since the 1980s is Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’. It still has a profound effect on me every time I hear it and I don’t know why.  I first heard it being covered by a gigging rock band called Axis in a backstreet pub at Ryde, on the Isle of Wight. The version wasn’t great, but it was still powerful enough to stick. It was one of my songs of choice when I appeared on Radio Woking to talk about my second novel, ‘Fly Back and Purify’ in October 2018. Hear it on YOUTUBE