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Solomon Burke
  • Name: Solomon Burke
  • Born: 03/21/1936
  • Died: 10/10/2010 (74 years old)
  • Occupation: Preacher, singer

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”.

Birth Name: James Solomon McDonald

Alias: Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke

Genre: Blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, soul, rock and roll, southern soul

Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Death Place: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

Source: Wikipedia

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