Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke
1940 - 2010

Solomon Burke  American Singer


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Solomon Burke was in a relationship with Tamiko Jones (1968).


American Singer Solomon Burke was born on 21st March, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and passed away on 10th Oct 2010 Amsterdam`s Schiphol Airport aged 70. He is most remembered for Cry to Me. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Solomon Burke is a member of the following lists: Bell Records artists, Atlantic Records artists and Grammy Award winners.


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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", Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke
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
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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 Singer
Claim to Fame Cry to Me
Music Genre (Text) Blues, Gospel, Rhythm And Blues, Soul, Rock And Roll, Country, Southern Soul
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, Apollo, Atlantic, Bell, MGM, ABC Dunhill, Chess, Savoy, Rounder, Fat Possum, E1
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Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke (born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1936 or 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American preacher and singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s. He has been called "a key transitional figure bridging R&B and soul", and was known for his "prodigious output".

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Solomon Burke70 AriesSinger
Tamiko Jones76Singer


Time of Fear2002Bishop Bonds (as Dr. Solomon Burke)Movie
The Little Death1996BandleaderMovie
Body & Soul1988BodyShort Film
The Big Easy1986Daddy MentionMovie




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