Solomon Burke

1936 - 2010

Solomon Burke

Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke (born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1936 or 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American preacher and singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s. He has been called "a key transitional figure bridging R&B and soul", and was known for his "prodigious output".He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in the Valley", and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love". Burke was referred to honorifically as "King Solomon", the "King of Rock 'n' Soul", "Bishop of Soul", and the "Muhammad Ali of soul". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Solomon Burke has received more than 618,267 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 335th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 620k

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  • 55.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Solomon Burke ranks 336 out of 3,001Before him are Carole King, Ariana Grande, Kim Wilde, Chris Brown, Ali Farka Touré, and Joseph Kobzon. After him are Cass Elliot, Mariah Carey, Wolf Biermann, Loalwa Braz, Mei Lanfang, and Carl Perkins.

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Among people born in 1936, Solomon Burke ranks 111Before him are Paul L. Smith, A. B. Yehoshua, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Jacques Mesrine, Yuan T. Lee, and André Kolingba. After him are Wolf Biermann, Al Oerter, Eric Walter Elst, Dan Inosanto, Ghassan Kanafani, and Hiroshi Saeki. Among people deceased in 2010, Solomon Burke ranks 71Before him are Wolfgang Wagner, Israel Tal, Johan Ferrier, Teddy Scholten, André Kolingba, and Maurice Wilkes. After him are Laurent Fignon, Irvin Kershner, Howard Zinn, Andor Lilienthal, Orlando Peçanha, and Nicolas Hayek.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Solomon Burke ranks 1,976 out of 12,171Before him are Wes Montgomery (1923), Chris Brown (1989), Johnny Ramone (1948), John Grinder (1940), Jim Caviezel (1968), and Hubert Humphrey (1911). After him are Joey DeMaio (1954), Cus D'Amato (1908), Paul Wolfowitz (1943), Robert E. Park (1864), Morgan Robertson (1861), and Tommie Smith (1944).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Solomon Burke ranks 103Before him are Justin Timberlake (1981), Katy Perry (1984), George Strait (1952), Carole King (1942), Ariana Grande (1993), and Chris Brown (1989). After him are Cass Elliot (1941), Mariah Carey (1969), Carl Perkins (1932), Kim Carnes (1945), Eazy-E (1964), and Dr. John (1941).