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Solomon Burke’s height is 6ft 1in (1.85 m)

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was 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 and a “key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues. He had a string of hits including “Cry to Me”, “If You Need Me”, “Got to Get You Off My Mind”, “Down in the Valley” and “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”. Burke was referred to as “King Solomon”, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Soul”, “Bishop of Soul” and the “Muhammad Ali of soul”. Due to his minimal chart success in comparison to other soul music greats such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, Burke has been described as the genre’s “most unfairly overlooked singer” of its golden age. Atlantic Records executive Jerry Wexler referred to Burke as “the greatest male soul singer of all time”.

Solomon Burke

First Name: Solomon
Last Name: Burke
Birth Full Name: Solomon Burke
Other Names: The Bishop of Soul, The King of Rock and Soul, “The King of Rock ‘N Soul”, “The Bishop of Soul”, “King Solomon”, “The Wonder Boy preacher”, “Lord Solomon”
Born: 21st March, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 10th October, 2010, Amsterdam`s Schiphol Airport
Height: 6ft 1in (1.85 m)
Build: Large
Eye Color: Brown – Dark
Hair Color: Bald
Astrological Sign: Aries
Sexuality: Straight
Religion: Christian
Ethnicity: Black
Nationality: American
Occupation: Preacher, singer
Genre: Blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, soul, rock and roll, country
Music Genre: Country, R&B
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Filmography: Time of Fear (2002), The Little Death (1995), Body & Soul (1988), The Big Easy (1987), Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind (2011), Hammer (1972), Cool Breeze (1972), La Marató 2013 (2013), Divorce (2012), The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (2011, TV Movie), The Interrupters (2011), Tu cara me suena (2011, TV Show), RED (2010), Passion Play (2010), It Takes Two (2006, TV Show), Lo cap d’any (2006, TV Movie), Coach Carter (2005), Dancing Stars (2005, TV Show), Everyday People (2004), Dancing with the Stars (2004, TV Show), House M.D. (2004, TV Show), Prey for Rock & Roll (2003), The United States of Leland (2003), The O.C. (2003, TV Show), The Wire (2002, TV Show), Crossing Jordan (2001, TV Show), Unbreakable (2000), Pitkä kuuma kesä (1999), All I Wanna Do (1998), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), Dead Presidents (1995), L’âge des possibles (1995), Late Show with David Letterman (1993, TV Show), Dirty Dancing (1987), Light of Day (1987), Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986), Frontline (1983, TV Show), The Blues Brothers (1980), The Go!! Show (1966), Shindig! (1964, TV Show), Kosmos Festival (2011), Hou me vast – De Dijk (2011), Passion Play (2010), Solomon Burke & Friends: Live in Nashville (2007, TV Movie), Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005, TV Show), Derailroaded (2005), 2004 Jammys: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden (2004, TV Show), Lightning in a Bottle (2004), Soul Comes Home (2003, TV Show), 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards (2003, TV Movie), God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony – The Voice (2003, TV Show), Først & sist (1998, TV Show), The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Vol. 5 (1995, TV Show), The Atlantic Records Story (1994, TV Show), Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993, TV Show), Late Show with David Letterman (1993, TV Show), Later with Jools Holland (1992, TV Show), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992, TV Show), BingoLotto (1989, TV Show), Arena (1975, TV Show), Great Performances (1971, TV Show), 60 Minutes (1968, TV Show), The Joey Bishop Show (1967, TV Show), Gadzooks! It’s All Happening (1965, TV Show), Ready, Steady, Go! (1963, TV Show), Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961, TV Show), Discs a Go-Go (1961, TV Show)
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