Monday, October 11, 2010

Solomon "The King" Burke Has Died

Solomon Burke
(March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010)

American Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter died in flight yesterday between Los Angeles and Amsterdam of natural causes. He had been scheduled to perform in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

He began as a gospel singer and moved into soul and blues before launching a successful career in Rock and Roll. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Among his many hits, is the most famous, "Cry to Me" which he recorded in the '60s and appeared later in the '80s on the soundtrack for "Dirty Dancing."

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