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Solomon Burke
Birth: Mar. 21, 1940
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 2010
Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Vocalist. He was nicknamed "The King of Rock and Soul", possessing a voice which blended R&B, gospel and country genres. Born in Philadelphia, his musical interests were shaped by routinely attending church services as a child, and he would be influenced by a wide variety of artists including Nat King Cole and John Lee Hooker. Burke signed and recorded with Apollo Records during the mid-1950s, and achieved limited success with the minor hit "You Can Run (But You Can't Hide)". It was with Atlantic Records where he enjoyed his most productive period commercially, beginning with "Cry to Me", which was followed by the top-40 hits, "Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" (1961), "If You Need Me" (1963), "Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" (1964), "Got To Get You Off My Mind" (1965) and "Tonight's The Night" (1965). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album with "Don't Give Up On Me" (2002). Burke remained an active performer until his death while aboard a plane after arriving in Amsterdam. (bio by: C.S.) 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Murmuring Trees, Lot 4037, Space 1
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14559, -118.32101
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
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