Solomon Burke, the Real Father of Soul, Dies Suddenly at 70

While he was always admired by music insiders, Burke’s music was better known to the public via other singers’ versions of hits such as “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love,” “Goodbye Baby” and “Got to Get You Off My Mind.” Being a God-fearing man, he rejected the label of “rhythm and blues” (the Devil’s music) and had the term “soul” coined for his songs.

The Telegraph (UK) 10/10/10

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