Born: 25th March 1942 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died: 16th August 2018 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Widely regarded as one of the best female soul vocalists of all time, she is nicknamed the Queen of Soul or simply referred to as Aretha. In 1987 she was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Performer).
Daughter of Reverend C.L. Franklin and sister of Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, Vaughn Franklin, and Reverend Cecil Franklin, who served as her business manager until his death in 1990. She had four sons: Clarence Franklin from Donald Burk, Edward Franklin from Edward Jordan, Teddy F. White when she was married to Ted White and the Christian rap artist Kecalf Franklin Cunnigham from Ken Cunningham. Her last husband was Glynn Turman.
Aretha Franklin Discography Tracks
- 103 Vocals
- 81 Instruments & Performance
- 649 Writing & Arrangement
- 53 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Conducting & Leading
- 80 Production
- 7 Technical
- 5 Visual
- 6 Acting, Literary & Spoken