The soul singer Solomon Burke died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Soul singer who sang “Got to Get You Off My Mind,” “Down in the Valley,” and “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.”
With his family running their own church, he became a gospel preacher and a host of a gospel radio show by the age of twelve.
He played for Pop John Paul II and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
He was influenced by his mother, Josephine, a nurse, pastor-schoolteacher, and musician.
He influenced a generation of future soul singers, including Isaac Hayes and Barry White.
How did Solomon Burke die?
Burke, a giant man with a powerful soulful voice to match, joined Atlantic in 1960 and went on to record a string of hits in a decade with the label. Burke’s family said on his website the singer died of natural causes, but did not elaborate.
"Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time."Solomon Burke
"I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel."Solomon Burke
"We were using the record as a tool to invest money into real estate all through the South, because we were living in an era where the South was changing."Solomon Burke
"Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make."Solomon Burke
"We were grooving, at that point, in the same direction, but remember, Roy Hamilton and myself were going into a path and a direction that had no programming."Solomon Burke