This year marks 60 years since the recording of Ben E. King’s seminal single “Stand by Me.” It is Whispering Bob Harris’ favorite song of all time. Coincidentally, 2020 also marks 50 years since Bob began his own seminal broadcasting career.
With this outstanding coincidence in mind, this gives the perfect opportunity to bring the music community together. To record an extremely special version of the song, as well as to raise much-needed funds for musicians all over the country.
The pandemic in the world has decimated musicians’ sources of income. This project is a chance for the musicians as a help to stay afloat.
This very special recording of “Stand by Me” will feature some of the finest musicians on earth. All contributing their parts from isolation in locations across the world to make one incredible project.
Mark Knopfler has joined a number of artists, collectively ‘Whispering Bob’s All-Stars’ to make a special recording of “Stand by Me.” The single will be released on the 60th anniversary of the day the original was first recorded by Ben E. King on October 27th.
The organizer of the project is hoping that this recording will generate sufficient revenue to benefit charity partner Help Musicians. A charity that does magnificent work in helping musicians survive in times of difficulty. In these unprecedented times for the music industry, their work is more important than ever.
The single will be released of the day the original was first recorded by Ben E. King on October 27th. Visit the Go Fund Me page to learn more about the project and donate.