How many times has Stand By Me been covered?

How many times has Stand By Me been covered?

More than 400 artists have covered Ben E. King’s signature hit Stand by Me. With the passing of the R&B great, we had to go back and re-listen to some of our favorite versions of the timeless song.

Who has covered the song Stand By Me?


Title Performer Release date
Stand by me Ike & Tina Turner September 1973
Stand by Me Billy Campbell 1974
Stand by Me John Lennon February 17, 1975
Stand by Me Springbok 1975

Who wrote song Stand By Me?

Ben E. King
Jerry LeiberMike StollerMichael Marino
Stand by Me/Composers

Why did John Lennon cover stand by me?

King thought of John Lennon’s ‘Stand by Me’ Regardless of the fact that The Beatles never released a cover of King’s “Stand by Me,” the song became a standard. John fittingly covered the track for his covers album Rock ‘n’ Roll. That album is a nostalgic trip through the rock and pop music of the 1950s and 1960s.

What year is Stand by Me set in?

It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into the woods to see it.

What film is Stand by Me song from?

Stand by Me
Stand By Me/Soundtracks

Did John Lennon ever sing Stand By Me?

“Stand by Me” is a song originally performed in 1961 by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King and written by him, along with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who used the pseudonym Elmo Glick….John Lennon version.

“Stand by Me”
Single by John Lennon
Released March 10, 1975
Recorded 1974
Genre Rock