Cry To Me

Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke better known as 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. On October 10, 2010, Burke died at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport while on a plane from Washington Dulles Airport that had just landed. Burke is buried at Lot 4037, Space 1, in the Murmuring Trees section of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, California.
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