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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

Programming Highlights; May 4, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

royAt 8:30 PM Rundgren Radio’s Doug Ford gets busy with legendary sports commentator Roy Firestone, the former face of ESPN’s SportsLook who now hosts HD Net’s Face to Face. (Roy, in case you’re wondering, is a huge Todd Rundgren fan.)

antoine-fisherAt 8:30 PM KCGirlfriends BkClub welcomes writer Antwone Fisher, whose 2001 memoir, Finding Fish, was made into a feature film directed by Denzel Washington. Antwone will preview his new book, A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie and Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life.

peter-buffett-scrollerAt 9 PM OM Times Radio host Chris Onefeather chats with musician Peter Buffett, who won an Emmy for scoring the CBS miniseries 500 Nations—and whose dad is billionaire Warren Buffett—about his new book, Life Is What You Make It. Continue reading