Solomon Burke Passed Away

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Music

Published on October 10, 2010 with 1 Comment

Solomon Burke sadly passed away this morning on a plane at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. He recently recorded an album with Dutch band ‘De Dijk‘ and was planning to perform the songs they recorded with them this tuesday. Soul icon mister Burke was best know for his smash hit ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love‘ which also featured prominently in the movie ‘Blues Brothers‘. R.I.P. Mr. Burke.

Solomon Burke’s influence on music wasn’t limited to blues and soul either. His music was sampled on several hip-hop classics, this Ghostafce banger being a very recognizable and succesful one:

Ghostface Killah – Apollo Kids

Solomon Burke – Cool Breeze (original)

Solomon Burke was 70 years old. He recorded and performed until his last day and inspired generations through his music. He will be missed.



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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  1. Solomon Grundy smash!!!

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