Tracy Chapman Singing ‘Stand By Me’ Will Break Your Heart

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Ben E. King, the lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose voice graced classics like “Stand by Me,” ”There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” died on Friday at 76.

Barely two weeks earlier, another legendary singer-songwriter, Tracy Chapman, covered “Stand by Me” during an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

It’s a haunting performance and a moving testament to King’s musical legacy. Watch:

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