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Five songs to immerse yourself in to celebrate the legendary Aretha Franklin

Five songs to immerse yourself in to celebrate the legendary Aretha Franklin

The rest of the inscribed fields pinpoint information that is already readily available, such as birthrights and her occupation (singer/songwriter). "There was a song that I had written called, 'The Future.' And we were gonna, you know, write - you know, sing it together".

Franklin's hometown team sprinkled the titles of some of her greatest hits throughout their game notes as their own way of honoring arguably the greatest singer of all time.

Like all the other high-profile news organizations, Fox ran an obituary package on the Queen of Soul but forgot to look over one important detail-the imagery associated with the segment.

"We'd been talking about it", Wonder said.

Franklin was cemented as a superstar in the 1960's, with classic hits such as "Respect", "Think", "I Say A Little Prayer" and "Chain of Fools" making her an icon around the world. The New Bethel Baptist Church, located on the corner of Linwood and Philadelphia streets, was where Franklin first sang.

The Sweetener singer paid tribute to Franklin earlier on Thursday, posting a black-and-white photo of her with her arm around the late legend. She helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human.




She did just about everything she every wanted on the stage and in the studio.

"She just had this urgency in her voice", says Dianne Reeves, a 2018 NEA Jazz Master and one of countless vocalists inspired by Aretha.

Winfrey shared a clip from a 2003 interview on her chat show, commenting: "No matter how many great singers and voices there will always be 1 Queen".

In a video package highlighting the star's most memorable moments, there is a picture of Franklin on the left and the dates of her life with an image of Patti LaBelle in the top right corner. She RAISED THE BAR.

Given Aretha Franklin's incredible talent and the generations of people who loved her, Obama obviously wasn't the only big name to humbly pay their respects after learning of her passing. According to the New York Times, Franklin gave a private concert on the occasion at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in Lincoln Center.


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