Listen Now: Mark Knopfler and a Massive Crew of Artists Covered “Stand by Me”

Listen Now: Mark Knopfler and a Massive Crew of Artists Covered “Stand by Me”

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Sixty years after the release of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me,” a massive crew of artists including Mark Knopfler who came together for a remotely recorded tribute to the immortal ballad.

The recording will be released as a charity single later this month. The final goal of the project is to raise money for Help Musicians, which provides financial assistance to musicians. BBC’s radio presenter Bob Harris has organized the whole project.

“We want to raise funds to help the diverse and dedicated grassroots music community that we love so much,” said Harris.

“We want to raise funds to help the diverse and dedicated grassroots music community that we love so much,” said Harris.

The list of performing artists for this project is too long. You could found the full list in the video description on YouTube.

King’s classic song was a Top Five hit and has been covered by everyone. From Otis Redding and Muhammad Ali to Miley Cyrus and Meat Loaf.

Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/mark-knopfler-rosanne-cash-darius-rucker-peter-frampton-stand-by-me-1072937/

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