Solomon Burke dies
2010-10-10 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 59 Comments

Soul singer Solomon Burke has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at the age of 70.

Burke had recently arrived on a flight from Los Angeles when he was found unresponsive and could not be resuscitated. He was due to perform in the city on Tuesday with De Dijk, the Dutch rock band whose songs formed his final, Hold on Tight.

Philadelphia-born Burke rose to prominence in the '60s, penning such classics as 'Cry to Me' and 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love,' but faded into relative obscurity before enjoying a resurgence in popularity in the past decade.

Burke is survived by his 21 children and 90 grandchildren.

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DoubtGin
October 10th 2010

6749 Comments


rip

DoubtGin
October 10th 2010

6749 Comments


and holy shit 21 children

foreverendeared
October 10th 2010

14678 Comments


Actually had no idea who he was, but I recognize his songs. RIP

BenX02
October 10th 2010

427 Comments


And holy shit his Children got busay too.

RIP.

ZippaThaRippa
October 10th 2010

2416 Comments


Jesus that's a ton of children

geng
October 10th 2010

1986 Comments


Anyone who had 21 kids and wrote some of the greatest soul songs ever is a beast of a man. RIP.

Captain North
October 10th 2010

6784 Comments


rip to the manliest loins

Sepstrup
October 10th 2010

1563 Comments


His concert at Roskilde was the best live experience I've ever had. This is the second time he's made me cry. RIP.

LepreCon
October 10th 2010

3980 Comments


That sucks, RIP

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bodiesinflight57
October 10th 2010

869 Comments


RIP

Sepstrup
October 10th 2010

1563 Comments


andcas, you're a fucking jerk

Tits McGee
October 10th 2010

1876 Comments


True legend. RIP

Obfuscation24
October 10th 2010

3939 Comments


RIP



Lambda
October 10th 2010

2417 Comments


RIP

Maniac!
October 10th 2010

26250 Comments


:-((((((((((




Sad day this is. Someone start pumping out reviews in his honor, I demand it.

wyankeif1337
October 10th 2010

6739 Comments


rip

tables
October 10th 2010

125 Comments


I only know this guy because 'None Of Us Are Free' was used in a House episode. It was a pretty beastly song though

r.i.p

Dreakon
October 10th 2010

354 Comments


RIP.

21 kids? At least we know it was a life well lived, those were just the 21 that slipped by.

telebyrd
October 10th 2010

869 Comments


RIP

taroo
October 10th 2010

2126 Comments


Rip

Dreakon
October 10th 2010

354 Comments


Burke is survived by his 21 children and 90 grandchildren.

WTF how many partners you think that's from?

One, I hope. ;)

fr33convict
October 10th 2010

11687 Comments


That's a lot of kids :O

RIP

SoapySoap
October 10th 2010

865 Comments


Dude was a manly man. RIP

Tyler
Emeritus
October 10th 2010

7926 Comments


Not many artists have Tom Waits and Bob Dylan chomping at the bit to write songs for them.

Burke was, and is, a legend.

xfearbefore
October 10th 2010

1245 Comments


Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame. "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" is one of the best soul songs ever recorded. RIP

deathofasalesman
October 10th 2010

5824 Comments


I'll contribute.

RIP.

botb
October 10th 2010

9654 Comments


"Burke is survived by his 21 children and 90 grandchildren." holy fuck

rip

zaruyache
October 10th 2010

6280 Comments


Well at least he had a good life. RIP.

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2010

8328 Comments


R.I.P

"Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" is such a classic. Good man he was.

anocturnalday
October 10th 2010

18 Comments


RIP

nash1311
October 10th 2010

1754 Comments


@sonictheplumber

WIN.

That first comment nailed it on the head.

foreverendeared
October 10th 2010

14678 Comments


i'm not trying to disrespect the man, but why are people assuming he had a good life and he was a good man. for all we know he was secretly a depressed baby eater

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2010

17920 Comments


well he was a pretty intense christian

Yeahtoast
October 10th 2010

2041 Comments


RIP

pavygravy
October 10th 2010

117 Comments


what they didn't state was those 21 children were between 6 different lady's lol

Tyler
Emeritus
October 10th 2010

7926 Comments


People are saying those things out of respect. He's dead and they're
paying respect. Plus, by all accounts, he was a passionate guy who lived
for his music.

If you want to question his integrity as a person or imply he might have
'eaten babies', fine, but don't do it here. It's extremely disrespectful.

SmurkinGherkin
October 10th 2010

1769 Comments


21 kids

lad

Spec
October 10th 2010

27153 Comments


21 kids??

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WARisalliknow91
October 10th 2010

493 Comments


Incredible. A music legend dies and people are more concerned with how many kids he has.

wittwright
October 10th 2010

679 Comments


^ZING!

foreverendeared
October 10th 2010

14678 Comments


I think you all missed the point, I wasn't trying to question the man, I was questioning the comments I referred to. I'm sure the man wasn't a depressed killer, I just found it kind of odd assuming he was a "great man" or whatever I dunno it was just an observation I'll shut up now m'kay

Tyler
Emeritus
October 10th 2010

7926 Comments


No, you're missing the point. This isn't the place to be questioning these supposed assumptions. Show some respect.

foreverendeared
October 10th 2010

14678 Comments


lighten up man no disrespect was meant/shown

OvrotLivesAgain
October 10th 2010

1497 Comments


RIP

21 kids?
Fucking Shit

deathofasalesman
October 11th 2010

5824 Comments


This whole "21 kids" thing reminds me of that scene in Clerks where Randall yells "37?!" haha.


Just trying to lighten up the mood.

KnuckleChowder
October 11th 2010

157 Comments


Anyone who pollutes the earth with 21 children shouldn't be proud about that fact. Also, the whole 'say nothing bad about the dead', whether it be superstitious or just out of some weird personal rule, is stupid. This guy just made a couple songs that caught the public eye, he wasn't a saint and/or his Wikipedia article doesn't start out with "THE NICEST MAN ON THE WHOLE PLANET, EVER". People have the right to think whatever they want.

deathofasalesman
October 11th 2010

5824 Comments


1) He has a point
2) But he comes off as a douche
3) So, all valid points disintegrate

Iamthe Nightstars
October 11th 2010

2234 Comments


You're missing the point, Knuckle. It's about being respectful.

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TRMshadow
October 11th 2010

4982 Comments


21 children and 90 grandchildren.

Holy Crap! RIP

Unskathed123
October 11th 2010

368 Comments


That's an expensive Christmas.
Just saying.

Douglas
October 11th 2010

9098 Comments


guy was a legend, RIP.

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Meatplow
October 11th 2010

5524 Comments


just got into his work over the past few months, had the song Yes, I Love You stuck in my head all day actually. by all rights he seemed like a big man with a huge heart, and a right character who had an absolute nutball of a life

holy shit 21 children


he made jokes in interviews about how he stopped reading the bible at the part about being fruitful and multiplying

[img]http://imgur.com/p34LZ.jpg[/img]

R.I.P.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
October 11th 2010

8328 Comments


so its cool to leave hateful and disrespectful comments on people you don't like like the rev from A7X but not point out this guy had a abnormal amount of kids?
A lot of the comments in the Rev's article were pathetic, I agree, but the "if they did it there why can't I do it here" excuse isn't a good one.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
October 11th 2010

28466 Comments


No, you're missing the point. This isn't the place to be questioning these supposed assumptions. Show some respect.


i think we gotta calm down it's not like this guy is gonna log onto sputnik from beyond the grave to check how many RIP's he got from core-kids too young to appreciate/know about his music...



regardless, RIP

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Tyler
Emeritus
October 11th 2010

7926 Comments


No, it isn't cool to leave disrespectful comments on the news of A7X's drummers death. And no, he's not going to log-in, but hey, maybe one of his grandkids might, or his great grandkids. Even still, it's respect. He had a lot of kids, it's fine to react to that. What I'm saying is the people making comments about him 'keeping it in his pants' and so forth aren't appropriate.

Meatplow
October 11th 2010

5524 Comments


to be fair by all accounts he seemed a rather horny individual

was listening to one of his live shows where he tells a woman to come up on stage and get 300 pounds of sugar or something it was lol

Apollo
October 11th 2010

10298 Comments


RIP

the proceeds from his will are going to be rather small per person I imagine lol



foreverendeared
October 11th 2010

14678 Comments


I wouldn't worry about it man Coke just constantly has sand in his vag

Ruminations
October 11th 2010

128 Comments


oh shit, 21 kids

rip dog



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