The Atlantic Records' soul singer is to perform at reunion show
[b]Solomon Burke[/b] is to perform at the Tribute To Ahmet Ertegun Concert aftershow party this coming Monday (December 10).
The soul and gospel singer, most famous for his song ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love’, which was covered by [b]The Rolling Stones[/b] was signed to Atlantic Records in the 1960s.
A source close to his current record label Snapper has informed Uncut that organisers of Monday’s concert, which will see Led Zeppelin perform for the first time in 27 years, approached Burke as their first choice to perform at the concert’s aftershow party.
Burke’s career has revived in recent years, after being inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, he recorded an album ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ with songs written specifically for it by artists including [b]Bob Dylan[/b], [b]Brian Wilson[/b] and [b]Van Morrison[/b].
The last time the legendary artist appeared live in the UK was as a special guest to [b]Jools Holland[/b] on his tour in 2005.
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