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acb
Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010 6:30:56 PM
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Another of the greats has left us.

One of my favourite Bluesfest moments was meeting up with my then teenage daughter after Solomon's first show some years ago. She had been given the very first rose handed out, by Solomon himself. She still has it. She called me with the news this evening and was quite emotional. Me too.

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Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010 7:03:21 PM

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Very sad news
A great showman even the KKK got to like
Rest in Peace

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010 7:57:51 PM

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Solomon Burke dies: Netherlands airport
October 10, 2010 - 8:29PM

Soul singer Solomon Burke has died, a spokeswoman for The Netherlands' Amsterdam-Schipol airport, where his plane from Los Angeles landed Sunday, told AFP.

"I can confirm that Solomon Burke is dead," spokeswoman Antoinette Spaans said.

She could not say if the 70-year-old singer, known as the "King of Soul", had died on the flight or in the airport.

Burke was due to give a concert in Amsterdam on Tuesday with Dutch group De Dijk.

Born on March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, the rhythm 'n blues and soul star was most famous for "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", which became the hit song from the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers".

© 2010 AFP
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Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010 8:34:37 PM
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Such sad news. Truly one of the greats and I would rate his first show at fest '04 as one of the best I have seen anywhere, anytime and under any circumstance. RIP.

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Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010 9:26:41 PM
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repete wrote:
Such sad news. Truly one of the greats and I would rate his first show at fest '04 as one of the best I have seen anywhere, anytime and under any circumstance. RIP.

I remember that set too and what a set it was. Goose bump stuff for sure. Yet another very sad day for the world of soul.
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Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010 10:00:04 PM
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Ah, that really sucks. Especially since he had been on such a roll for the last 6 or 7 years in particular. Fewer and fewer of the soul greats are left. Privileged to have seen his show at BF, when he was clearly having a ball.
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Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010 11:32:49 PM
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By theloneranger at 2010-10-10

I'd like to take this opportunity of thanking Peter Noble for bringing Solomon Burke to Bluesfest in 2004 and 2005 to give us the chance to catch four great sets.

In 2004 I recall watching The Paladins and Bill Kirchen for the first time.

At the end of the set,Dave Gonzales said "We're off to see the great Solomon Burke."

Such presence and all those red roses.

I recall catching a couple and giving them to surrounding ladies.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 10:17:44 AM
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Sad news indeed. I saw his shows at bluesfest in '04 and '05 and went back the second day for more. Very uplifting.
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 12:48:30 PM
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this is one of the most personally devastating deaths for me. solomon burke at bluesfest in 2004 was one of the most vital moments in my musical life. i'll never forget it.

i was so honoured to get to speak with the man for half an hour earlier this year. everything peter noble has said in his post about him i truly believe. this man was not only gracious, but so genuinely passionate, caring, funny and inspirational.

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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 10:31:21 PM
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Damn. Turn the music up and shed a tear
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:25:33 PM
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This man gave Bluesfest 04 a heart when he said he was goin to do" a song for the ladies" , my partner loved King Solomon and his throne, very sad day RIP Solomon, you deserve it! All the best Wazza.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:24:21 PM

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Solomon was a great performer who clearly loved being up on stage. His death is even more reason to keep pushing for the greats before their time passes.

Trumpet bells ringing
Bass drum is swinging
As the trombone groans
And the big horn moans
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:12:59 PM
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It's heartbreaking news about Solomon Burke passing on... So sad to see him go... You know he's leading the choir up in heaven right now. My favourite Solomon album was "A Change is Gonna Come". When me & my sweetie first got together, a good friend played ''When A Man Loves A Woman" for us from that album. It was one of our first dances together. There are so many other great love songs on there, too... Love Buys Love, Let It Be You & Me, Love Is All That Matters, and It Don't Get No Better Than This. If there's one thing we all know, Solomon was a great lover! He will be sorely missed! Farewell, Sweet Solomon!

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Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:12:59 AM

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Six of the best

http://classicbluesvideos.com/video-details.asp?id=275&?Artist=Solomon%C2%A0Burke&?Song=In%20Memory%20of%20Solomon%20Burke

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
waffles
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:10:33 PM
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thanks for that gb. great site.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:55:36 PM
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RIP another great artist gone
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