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Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke was a highly influential US soul singer, known for his powerful and emotive vocals. Born on March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he made a significant impact on the music industry before his untimely death on October 10, 2010 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 as a performer, Solomon Burke's legacy lives on through his timeless music. He was also known by his birth name Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke.

With a career spanning several decades, Solomon Burke captivated audiences with hits like "Cry to Me" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." His soulful sound influenced artists such as Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, and many others. His second wife was Delores Burke and he had numerous children including Solomon Burke Jr., Melanie Burke, J.F.K. Burke, and more.


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