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Solomon Burke: 1940-2010. ‘It was a great dream for me, in my lifetime, that will never happen again,’ legend said of final album

The King of Rock ‘N’ Soul is gone.

Solomon Burke—who penned such classic tunes as Cry to Me and Everybody Needs Somebody to Love—died of natural causes earlier today at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after a flight from his hometown of Los Angeles. He was 70 years old.

The legendary soul singer had been due to perform with Dutch rock band De Dijk this Tuesday.

Just six months ago, Solomon dropped by BlogTalkRadio to chat about his then-just-released album, Nothing’s Impossible, which was masterminded by Memphis producer Willie Mitchell—the man behind all of Al Green‘s hits during the ‘70s.

"The spirit that's in those songs is locked in for the people of the world—and me," Solomon told us of his final, Willie Mitchell-produced CD. "I was designated spiritually to sing those songs."

"The spirit that's in those songs is locked in for the people of the world—and me," Solomon told us of his final, Willie Mitchell-produced CD. "I was designated spiritually to sing those songs."

Just 10 days after Solomon and Willie completed Nothing’s Impossible, Willie passed away at age 81.

Interviewed May 4 of this year on Icon Fetch, Solomon chatted for 20 minutes about his storied career and the making of his final album.

“We had a relationship over the phone and through conversations of other people for, like, 30 years-without meeting each other,” Solomon told host Tony Peters of Willie.

“I had been in Memphis several times and Continue reading