Sunday, October 10, 2010

Solomon Burke,1940-2010. R.I.P.

Soul and gospel singer Solomon Burke died this morning of natural cause shortly after arriving in The Netherlands where he was to perform in concert later this week. He was 70.

I wasn't intimately familiar with his music but he did co-write a really fabulous song called "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" which was a hit for him in 1964. Many years later it would be covered by The Blues Brothers.

Burke sure found somebody to love. He was the father of 21 children, grandfather of 90 and great-grandfather of nineteen.

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