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Solomon Burke passes on transatlantic flight to Netherlands

Who was Solomon Burke?

Father of 21 children (14 daughters and 7 sons), 90 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Preacher. Mortician. Admired by Pope John Paul II. Recent guest of Pope Benedict XVI. Gospel singer. Country singer. Actor. Mentor to dozens of people who went on to become more successful and better known than their teacher. Guest on Jay Leno, Letterman and a hundred other television shows in North America, Japan, Australia and throughout Europe. Blues and soul for 50 years.

Yet many of our younger readers do not know his name.

That’s a shame. You should.

Goodbye Solomon, and thanks.

Try this YouTube video: Solomon Burke – Everybody needs somebody to love.

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