HELLO WORLD! My name is Yanelle Dugar aka UnBelievable Jones, among other aliases! SHHHHH! And this is findingyanelle.com
I have to say that April was one of the best months of my life, thus far. Not only was I able to attend my brother and sister-in-law’s beautiful wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, but I also performed “Stand By Me” during my brother’s special dance with our mother.
During my rendition of this powerful song, the lyrics really came to life while watching the love between a mother and her son. In real time, I was privy to bear witness to the true meaning of being there for someone through thick and thin!
I’m quite sure that in 1961, after Ben E. King, Mike Stoller, and Jerry Lieber completed writing STAND BY ME, they didn’t sit down and say, “Guys, we have a monster hit on our hands, I bet there will be over 400 recorded versions of this song!” But there are, and after preparing to sing this song for my brother’s wedding, I completely understand why.
Interestingly enough, just 20 days after my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding, Ben E. King would take his last breath at the age of 76.
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