Solomon Burke

Cry To Me
1965


Solomon Burke was born March 21, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began his adult life as a preacher in Philadelphia, and soon moved on to hosting a gospel radio show. In the 1960s, he signed with Atlantic Records and began moving towards more secular music. His first hit was "Just Out Of Reach Of My Open Arms". His best known song is "Cry to Me", used in the dance and seduction scene in the film, Dirty Dancing. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
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