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Solomon Burke

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Grammy Nominees With Philadelphia Ties

As the 2011 Grammy’s draw nearer, take a moment to appreciate Philadelphia’s rich musical talent and diversity.

01/26/2011

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Philadelphia Soul Legend, Solomon Burke, Dies At 70

Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church, Burke was acknowledged as one of the greatest soul singers of the 1960s, but his popularity never matched that of contemporaries like James Brown or Marvin Gaye.

10/10/2010