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Monday, 11 October 2010

May You Live On In Peaceful Times... Solomon Burke 21.03.1940 - 10.10.2010




Bless you, Solomon Burke, singing here with the fabulous Blind Boys of Alabama...

None of us are free, never were there truer words for these times.



From CNN: (CNN) -- Soul singer Solomon Burke has died at the age of 70 in the Netherlands, his Dutch representative said Sunday. Hailed by Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler as "the greatest soul singer of all time," Burke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Burke joined the Atlantic Records stable in 1960, putting him in the company of Ray Charles, Ben E. King and Wilson Pickett.

His first hit with them came almost immediately, with "Cry to Me." He had top R&B hits in 1965 with "Got to Get You Off of My Mind," and "Tonight's the Night," the rock museum says in Burke's biography.

He continued to tour until his death, and was scheduled to perform Tuesday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

3 comments:

libby said...

What a start to Monday morning....wonderful. Thanks for that.

slommler said...

Beautiful...he will be missed!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Plus he sired 21 children. What a man!

Something I wrote earlier...

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