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    Solomon Burke dies at Amsterdam airport at 70

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11509614
    US soul singer Solomon Burke, who wrote the classic song Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport aged 70.

    The former preacher turned singer had been due to perform at a well-known club in the city on Tuesday.

    The self-proclaimed King of Rock & Soul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and won a Grammy in 2003.

    Burke leaves behind 21 children and 90 grandchildren.

    Born in Philadelphia, he began his adult career as a preacher and hosted a gospel radio show.

    In the 1960s, he signed with Ahmet Ertegun's Atlantic Records - home to Ray Charles. His first hit record was a cover version of the country song Just Out Of Reach.

    In 1962, he had another hit with the single Cry To Me, famously used 25 years later in the film Dirty Dancing.

    Two years later in 1964, Burke wrote and recorded arguably his most influential song Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. It went on to be covered by artists including The Rolling Stones and Wilson Pickett.

    It was also performed by Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

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    One of the best laid to rest. Thank you for the music. R.I.P.

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    Ah yes, One of my favorite Blues Brothers covers, . . . Somebody to Love.


    RIP, Solomon.
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    Without looking, I believe the Stones' "Cry To Me" is a cover of the Burke song. Love their version of "Everybody..." as well as the Blues Brothers. Wrote some great songs, Mr. Burke did.

    Rest in peace, Solomon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca View Post
    My gosh, I LOVE Otis Redding! Gone too soon...

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