Ben E King - STAND BY ME

First performance: 17/01/1985


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 17 times, always off tour perfomances :
 
1985-01-17 - RHINOCEROS CLUB, GREENSBORO, NC (The Del Fuegos)
with the The Del Fuegos ( a 1980s garage-style pop band ) and Nils Lofgren.
 
1987-01-21 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
 
1987-08-26 - THE COLUMNS, AVON, NJ (The Cherubs)
 
 
1987-11-06 - RUMSON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, RUMSON, NJ (The Fabulous Greaseband)
with the fabulous Greaseband (The Fabulous Greaseband is a seven member "Best of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's Rock 'n' Roll Party Band. )
 
1987-11-20 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Bobby Bandiera)
 
1987-12-05 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
 
1988-08-21 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
 
1989-04-25 - RUBBER CLUB, LOS ANGELES, CA
 
1989-09-23 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ
 
1990-04-14 - MICHAEL'S RESTAURANT, SANTA MONICA, CA (Chuck Plotkin wedding reception)
 
1991-08-04 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH, NJ (The Outcry)
 
 
2001-10-19 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (Alliance of Neighbors Benefit)
 
2011-04-02 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Music of Asbury Park's West Side)
 
 
2017-04-21 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Upstage Jam)
with the Upstage Jam Band as part of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival in the Paramount theatre.  

Songinfo

" Stand by me " is a song released in 1961. This song was inspired by the spiritual hymn “Lord Stand By Me.” It has since been recorded into more than 400 other versions. In early 2000 it was believed to be the 4th most performed song of the 20th century, with more than 7 million performances. Ben E. King first offered it to his group, The Drifters but was told – “Not a bad song, but we don’t need it. " 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

´Have you ever been lonely ? well, the world is a lonesome place....and you need somebody you can lean on....when you´re down and in trouble....´cause everybody stumbles and they fall....you need somebody who can give you a hand back up again....stand by your side....”

Lyrics

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

[Chorus]
So darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Stand stand by me, stand by me

[Verse 2]
If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

[Chorus]
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now
Stand by me
Stand by stand by me stand by me

Darlin', darlin', stand by me, stand by me
Stand by me stand by me stand by me

[Bridge]
Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Darlin', darlin', stand by me, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me