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Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and...Wikipedia

Age: 70 (age at death)
Born: 21st March, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 10th October, 2010, Amsterdam`s Schiphol Airport
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Cry to Me

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We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else.


Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make.


In 2005, he appeared as a special guest with Jools Holland on his autumn tour of the United Kingdom, including two sell-out shows at London`s Royal Albert Hall.


is an American Grammy Award-winning Singer/songwriter. During the half-century that he has performed, he has drawn from his roots: gospel, soul, and blues, as well as developing his own style in a time when R&B, and rock were still in their infancy.

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