Today’s forgotten oldie has been on the charts seven times by different artists. Yep, seven times. There have been hit versions by Mickey Gilley on the country charts, Maurice White on the R & B charts, and even a latin hit version by Prince Royce. And then there have been rock versions… Florence and the Machine, 4 the Cause, John Lennon and Ben E. King. The song has even been a hit twice for Ben E. King in 1961 and 1987. Today though, our forgotten oldie is my favorite version, John Lennon’s top 20 hit from 1975. The song of course is “Stand By Me”, one of my all-time favorite songs ever.
Photo by Apple Records for album cover