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.