Solomon Burke, the soul legend behind Atlantic R&B classics including "Cry to Me" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," died early this morning after arriving at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. He was 70.
Known as “The King of Rock and Soul,” Burke has been covered by artists including Otis Redding, Bruce Springsteen, and the Rolling Stones. In the last decade, Burke enjoyed resurgence as one of the last living soul legends. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and won his first Grammy in 2003.