Wikipedia : This day (October 10, 2010), in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, died Solomon Burke, American singer and archbishop of the United House of Prayer For All People.
Solomon Burke : Conquering hearts, moving hips and electrifying fans in ways no one thought possible, the Philadelphia born legend’s soul-stirring smashes and charismatic presence captured the imagination of young people like no one else of his era.
@allmusic : While Solomon Burke never made a major impact upon the pop audience — he never, in fact, had a Top 20 hit — he was an important early soul pioneer.
@last.fm : In 1964 he wrote and recorded Everybody Needs Somebody to Love his most prominent bid for an enduring soul standard. Covered by the Rolling Stones the same year, other well-known versions include one by Wilson Pickett and another a decade and a half later in the 1980 feature film by The Blues Brothers.