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Solomon Burke
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Vocalist
    (March 21, 1940-October 10, 2010)
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Recorded the singles 'Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)' (1961), 'Cry to Me' (1962), 'If You Need Me' (1963), ' Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)' (1964), 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love' (1964), 'Tonight's the Night' (1965) and 'Got To Get You Off Of My Mind' (1965)
    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2001)
    He was a child preacher who delivered his first sermon at age seven.
    By age seventeen, he had been married, had a kid, and separated from his wife.
    During package tours in the 60s, he would sell sandwiches and chicken to the other performers, with the prices increasing as the miles wore on.
    During a slow period in his music career, he worked as a mortician.
    He called himself the 'King of Rock and Soul' and often appeared with a crown, scepter and ermine robe.
    He became so obese, he needed a wheelchair to move.
    Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler called him 'the best soul singer of all time.'
    The Rolling Stones covered his songs 'Cry To Me' and 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.'
    He was with Sam Cooke the night he died and wrote 'Got To Get You Off Of My Mind' about the experience.
    Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Tom Waits contributed songs to his Grammy-winning comeback album, 'Don't Give Up On Me.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
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