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Solomon Burke

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Birthday
21, 1940
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Oct 10, 2010 (70)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1940
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Oct 10, 2010 (70)

About

R&B singer who sang "Got to Get You Off My Mind," "Down in the Valley," and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love."

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He played for Pop John Paul II and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Family Life

He was influenced by his mother, Josephine, a nurse, pastor-schoolteacher, and musician.

Associated With

He influenced a generation of future soul singers, including Isaac Hayes and Barry White.

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