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Burke, Solomon

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Personal name headingBurke, Solomon
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Variant(s)McDonald, James Solomon
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19400321
Death date20101010
Place of birthPhiladelphia (Pa.)
Place of deathAmsterdam (Netherlands)
Field of activitySoul music Rhythm and blues music
AffiliationRounder Records (Firm)
Apollo Records (Firm)
Profession or occupationGospel musicians Soul musicians Singers
Found inHis Soul alive [SR] p1984: label (Solomon Burke, singer)
All music guide WWW site, Oct. 14, 2002 (Solomon Burke; b. Mar. 21, 1936, Philadelphia, PA; soul singer)
All music guide WWW site, July 27, 2006 (Solomon Burke; b. Mar. 21, 1940, Philadelphia, PA; soul singer)
Burke, S. That's heavy baby [SR] 2005: label (Solomon Burke) insert (b. James Solomon McDonald, Mar. 1936)
Int. ww in pop. mus., 7th ed. (Burke, Solomon; b. 1936, Philadelphia, PA; soul vocalist)
We're almost home, 1972 (Solomon V. Burke)
Obituary in New York times, Oct. 11, 2010 (d. Sunday [i.e. Oct. 10, 2010])
New York times, Oct. 11, 2010, WWW, viewed Oct. 15, 2010: obituaries (Solomon Burke, influential soul singer, dies at 70; died Sunday [Oct. 10] at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam; b. Mar. 21, 1940, in Philadelphia)
Social Security death index, accessed via, August 13, 2013 (Solomon M. Burke; born 1940; died 2010; issued: Pennsylvania; state of last residence: California)
Oxford music online, August 13, 2013: Encyclopedia of popular music (Burke, Solomon; born March 21, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; soul singer)
Wikipedia, August 13, 2013 (Solomon Burke; born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died October 10, 2010, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands; an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s; his name was changed to Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke at age nine)
African American National Biography, accessed January 2, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Burke, Solomon; gospel musician, singer, soul musician; born in 21 March 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; became known as the Wonder Boy Preacher; created a vocal group, the Gospel Cavaliers, recorded with New York label Apollo; left the music business and became a licensed mortician in Philadelphia (1957); ran his own funeral home but a friend convinced him to return to the studio; recorded for Singular, was signed by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler (1961-1964); he and his fellow Atlantic artists Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Joe Tex, and Don Covay discussed a strategy to carry on Sam Cooke's legacy of activism through business independence in the recording industry (1964); recorded for Rounder label (1980s); died 10 October 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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