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)
Claim to Fame: Cry to Me
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.
AMSTERDAM – Solomon Burke, the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul" who was revered as one of music's greatest vocalists but never reached the level of fame of those he influenced, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. He was 70.
Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church, Burke was acknowledged as one of the greatest soul singers of the 1960s, but his popularity never matched that of contemporaries like James Brown or Marvin Gaye.
Two of Burke's best-known songs reached a wider audience when... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
By Gary Graff
DETROIT (Billboard) - Soul legend Solomon Burke says there`s no great secret to getting major artists to write songs for his albums.
"You call friends and say, `Do you have a song for ol` Solomon Burke?"` the singer and ordained minister told Billboard.com with a laugh.
That approach worked like a charm for his forthcoming "Like a Fire," due June 10 on Shout! Factory. The album features a pair of songs by Eric Clapton and contributions from Ben Harper, Keb` Mo` and Jesse Harris.
"Eric," Burke recalls, "says,... Read More
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