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The legacy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Solomon Burke

Monday, October 11: 4:59 p.m.
Posted by Terry Stewart
Solomon Burke performs with Aretha Franklin at the Rock Hall's American Music Masters concert in '05

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Solomon Burke was called the “king of rock and soul” only a  few years into his career, and decades later his title remains unquestionably valid. A true musical pioneer, his voice was one that brought what we now call rock and roll to the masses, bridging the gap between races, musical genres and even geography. It’s with deep sadness that we now mourn his loss, but his musical legacy will never be forgotten in shaping American history and influencing generations to come.

Related: Solomon Burke: biography, timeline, song clips and photos

Related: Solomon Burke performs at the 10th annual American Music Masters tribute concert honoring Sam Cooke

 



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