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Atlantic Timeline - 1961

Atlantic Timeline is an ongoing column where we highlight some of the most exciting moments from Atlantic Records artists' musical legacy. This installment covers 1961.

BEN E. KING scores two solo smashes with “Spanish Harlem” (written by Phil Spector and Jerry Leiber) and “Stand By Me.”

In April, RAY CHARLES is among the big winners at the third annual Grammy Awards. He takes home four prizes, including ‘Best Vocal Performance, Male.’

THE MAR-KEYS’ instrumental “Last Night” defines ‘The Sound of Stax.’ The band’s line-up features Stax session superstars STEVE CROPPER (guitar), DONALD ‘DUCK’ DUNN (bass), and WAYNE JACKSON (trumpet).

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Tags: Soul, R&B, Ray Charles, BEN E. KING, Timeline, Time Capsule

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