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'King of Rock and Soul' Solomon Burke Dead at 70

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(AMSTERDAM) -- Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Solomon Burke, known as the “King of Rock and Soul,” died Sunday in Amsterdam. He was 70.

Burke wrote the 1964 hit Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, which was recorded by the Rolling Stones and Wilson Pickett. He tracked Cry to Me, a song used in the movie Dirty Dancing.

“This is a time of great sorrow,” his family said in a statement. “Although our hearts and lives will never be the same, his love, life and music will continue to live within us forever.”

Burke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

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