He was the first white singer to open for Billie Holiday when he was on the circuit in the U.S. and he also worked as one of Elvis Presley’s backing singers in The Jordanaires. He met his wife, Henny Lowy, in ’60 when she interviewed him. They emigrated to the U.K. in 1965.
They lived in Manchester and it was at a party thrown at their house that I met Henny’s best friend, Carole, and we were married in 1969.
Naturally, I became professionally involved with Solomon who had had most of his success as a crooner in the mid-sixties, so in the early seventies I wanted him to record more progressive material as well.
E.G. I arranged a single deal with Polydor for “When You Gotta Go” (co-written by Lynsey de Paul a.k.a. Lynsey Rubin) and still enjoy his interpretation on the flip-side, of a Ramases song called “Life Child”:
Solomon moved back to the U.S. in 1980 and passed away in 2005.
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