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Solomon Burke (I) (1940–2010)


Solomon Burke was born on March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as James Soloman McDonald. He died on October 10, 2010 in Schiphol Airport, Haarlemmermeer, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. See full bio »

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Unbreakable Soundtrack
(2000)
RED Soundtrack
(2010)
(2015)
'71 Soundtrack
(2014)

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 2018 The Deuce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nobody Has to Get Hurt (2018) ... (performer: "You're Good for Me")
 2017 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (2017) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 2017 How to Be a Latin Lover (performer: "Don't Give Up On Me")
 2017 Fist Fight (writer: "You Know Who")
  Outlander (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Dragonfly in Amber (2016) ... (performer: "Baby, Come On Home") / (writer: "Baby, Come On Home")
 2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (performer: "Cry to Me")
 2015 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (2015) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 2014 Forever (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Art of Murder (2014) ... (performer: "Wealth Won't Save Your Soul" - uncredited)
 2014 '71 (performer: "CRY TO ME")
 2013 La Marató 2013 (TV Special) (writer: "Pots set tu")
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tu cara más solidaria (2013) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 2013 Divorce (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- 2012 Grand Finale (2012) ... (lyrics: "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" - uncredited)
 2012 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Interrupters (2012) ... (performer: "Don't Give Up On Me")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Episode #19.51 (2011) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.47 (2011) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.37 (2011) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.14 (2011) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - uncredited)
- Michael J. Fox/Jim McDonald/John Doe (2011) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - uncredited)
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.8 (2011) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Everybody Needs to Love Somebody")
 2011 The Interrupters (Documentary) (performer: "Don't Give Up On Me")
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Smoked (2010) ... (performer: "Cry to Me" - uncredited)
 2010 RED (performer: "Home in Your Heart")
 2010 Passion Play ("Orphan in This World") / (performer: "Orphan in This World")
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Jurisprudence (2009) ... (performer: "None Of Us Are Free")
- Officer Down (2009) ... (performer: "The Judgement")
 2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2. Mottoshow - Filmhits (2008) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Unconfirmed Reports (2008) ... (performer: "Cry to Me")
- Misgivings (2006) ... (performer: "Got to Get You Off My Mind" - uncredited) / (writer: "Got to Get You Off My Mind" - uncredited)
- Mission Accomplished (2004) ... (performer: "Fast Train" - uncredited)
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2007) ... (lyrics: "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love")
 2006 Lo cap d'any (TV Special) (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Spin (2005) ... (performer: "None Of Us Are Free")
 2005 Coach Carter (performer: "I Changed My Mind")
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Power of Love (2005) ... (performer: "Don't Give Up On Me")
 2004 Everyday People (performer: "None Of Us Are Free")
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (2003) ... (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 2003 Prey for Rock & Roll (performer: "Don't Give Up On Me")
 2003 The United States of Leland (performer: "Diamond in Your Mind")
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Truth Is Out There (2002) ... (performer: "Don't Give Up On Me" - uncredited)
 2000 Unbreakable (performer: "Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" (1951))
 1999 Pitkä kuuma kesä (lyrics: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 1998 All I Wanna Do (performer: "Lookin' for My Baby") / (writer: "Lookin' for My Baby")
 1996 2 Days in the Valley (writer: "Down In the Valley")
 1995 L'âge des possibles (writer: "Everybody Needs Someone To Love")
 1995 Dead Presidents (writer: "Down In The Valley")
 1988 Body & Soul (Short) (performer: "Power")
 1988 Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (Video) ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") / (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 1987 Dirty Dancing (performer: "Cry to Me")
 1987 Light of Day (performer: "You're Good for Me")
 1984 Genesis: The Mama Tour (Video documentary) ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") / (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - uncredited)
 1972 Cool Breeze (performer: "Cool Breeze", "The Bus") / (writer: "Cool Breeze", "The Bus")
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.100 (1966) ... (writer: "Stupidity")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (writer: "Got to Get You off My Mind")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "King of Soul" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Solomon Burke

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Passed away while waiting to catch a flight at Amsterdam Schipol Airport in the Netherlands. See more »

Nickname:

The Wonder Boy Preacher See more »

Star Sign:

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