Solomon Burke  American Actor

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Solomon Burke passed away on 10th Oct 2010 aged 70.


Solomon Burke is a 70 year old American Actor. Born on 21st March, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, he is famous for Cry to Me in a career that spans 1955–2010. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Solomon Burke is a member of the following lists: African-American country musicians, Singers from Pennsylvania and Apollo Records artists.


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Time of Fear2002Bishop Bonds (as Dr. Solomon Burke)Movie
The Little Death1996BandleaderMovie
Body & Soul1988BodyMovie
The Big Easy1987Daddy MentionMovie


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    Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development...

    First Name Solomon
    Last Name Burke
    Full Name at Birth Solomon Burke
    Alternative Name The Bishop of Soul, The King of Rock and Soul, "The King of Rock 'N Soul", "The Bishop of Soul", "King Solomon", "The Wonder Boy preacher", "Lord Solomon"
    Age 70 (age at death) years
    Birthday 21st March, 1940
    Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Died 10th October, 2010
    Place of Death Amsterdam`s Schiphol Airport
    Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
    Build Large
    Eye Color Brown - Dark
    Hair Color Bald
    Zodiac Sign Aries
    Sexuality Straight
    Religion Christian
    Ethnicity Black
    Nationality American
    Occupation Text Preacher, singer
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Cry to Me
    Music Genre (Text) Blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, soul, rock and roll, country
    Music Genre Country, R&B
    Year(s) Active 1955–2010
    Music Style Soul, Country Soul, Southern Soul, Deep Soul, Early R&B
    Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Cheerful, Exuberant, Joyous, Passionate, Hungry, Organic, Confident, Earnest, Sensual, Rousing, Romantic
    Instrument Vocals
    Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar
    Record Label Apollo Records, Atlantic Records, Bell Records, MGM Records, ABC Dunhill Records, Chess Records, Savoy Records, Rounder Records, Fat Possum Records, ANTI-, Shout! Factory, E1 Music
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