More than 600 people filled a church in northern New Jersey to pay final respects and celebrate the life of singer Ben E. King.
The Record newspaper reports family, friends and some well-known musicians were on hand at Englewood's Community Baptist Church on Thursday.
Don Gardner, the vocalist-drummer who had hits with Dee Dee Ford in the 1960s, called King a "sweetheart."
King was the lead singer of the Drifters and a solo star whose baritone produced pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem."
Earlier this year, the Library of Congressinducted King's version of "Stand By Me" into the National Recording Registry.
He was interred in Hackensack Cemetery.