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Solomon Burke, soul singer, dies at 70


Solomon-BurkeSolomon Burke, a pioneering soul music singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has died at age 70 in the Netherlands, where he was scheduled to perform this week, CNN reports.

Burke recorded with Atlantic Records in the 1960s, yielding a string of R&B hits; his 1964 song “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” was recorded by the Rolling Stones, and later covered by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in “The Blues Brothers.” His critically acclaimed 2002 release, Don’t Give Up on Me, (which earned an A from EW; see our review) featured high-profile collaborators such as Elvis Costello. Check back for more from Music Mix on Solomon Burke’s life and career.


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