Death of Solomon Burke

March 21, 1940 - October 10, 2010
Hoofddorp, Netherlands | Age 70

"King of Rock and Soul" dies at Amsterdam airport at 70
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NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, The Associated Press

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Solomon Burke was born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church and went on to become one of the greatest soul singers of the 1960s, renowned as among music's premiere vocalists.

Yet his popularity never matched that of those he influenced, contemporaries including James Brown and Marvin Gaye, a reality he accepted with grace and some frustration, colleagues said.

Burke, 70, died...

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