Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Louise Franklin
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American singer, pianist, and songwriter.

Born: 25 March 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Died: 16 August 2018 in Detroit, Michigan, USA (age 76).

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.
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CL 1612 Aretha Franklin - Aretha album art Aretha Franklin With The Ray Bryant Combo Aretha Franklin With The Ray Bryant Combo - Aretha (Album, Comp) Columbia CL 1612 US 1961 Sell This Version
CS 8561 Aretha Franklin - The Electrifying Aretha Franklin album art Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Album) Columbia CS 8561 US 1962 Sell This Version
P 11493 Aretha Franklin - The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin album art Aretha Franklin The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin (Album) Columbia P 11493 US 1962 Sell This Version
CL 2079 Aretha Franklin - Laughing On The Outside album art Aretha Franklin Laughing On The Outside (Album) Columbia CL 2079 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
CS 9081 Aretha Franklin - Runnin' Out Of Fools album art Aretha Franklin Runnin' Out Of Fools (Album, MiniAlbum) Columbia CS 9081 US 1964 Sell This Version
CL-2163 Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable - A Tribute To Dinah Washington album art Aretha Franklin Unforgettable - A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Album) Columbia CL-2163 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
bpg 62566, CL 2351 Aretha Franklin - Yeah!!! album art Aretha Franklin Yeah!!! (Album) Columbia bpg 62566, CL 2351 UK 1965 Sell This Version
LP 10009 Aretha Franklin - Songs Of Faith album art Aretha Franklin Songs Of Faith (Album) Checker LP 10009 US 1965 Sell This Version
CS 9321 Aretha Franklin - Soul Sister album art Aretha Franklin Soul Sister (Album) Columbia CS 9321 US 1966 Sell This Version
CS 9429, CL 2629 Aretha Franklin - Take It Like You Give It album art Aretha Franklin Take It Like You Give It (Album, Comp) Columbia CS 9429, CL 2629 US 1967 Sell This Version
CS 9554 Aretha Franklin - Take A Look album art Aretha Franklin Take A Look (Album, Comp) Columbia CS 9554 US 1967 Sell This Version
33-150 Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives album art Aretha Franklin Aretha Arrives (Album) Atlantic 33-150 Chile 1967 Sell This Version
SD 8139 Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You album art Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (Album) Atlantic SD 8139 US 1967 Sell This Version
SD 8207 Aretha Franklin - Aretha In Paris album art Aretha Franklin Aretha In Paris (Album) Atlantic SD 8207 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 8186 Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now album art Aretha Franklin Aretha Now (Album) Atlantic SD 8186 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 8176 Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul album art Aretha* Lady Soul (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 8176 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
SD 8212 Aretha Franklin - Soul '69 album art Aretha Franklin Soul '69 (Album) Atlantic SD 8212 US 1969 Sell This Version
CS 9776 Aretha Franklin - Soft And Beautiful album art Aretha Franklin Soft And Beautiful (Album) Columbia CS 9776 US 1969 Sell This Version
588192, 588 192 Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold album art Aretha Franklin Aretha's Gold (Album, Comp) Atlantic 588192, 588 192 UK 1968 Sell This Version
TL-132 Aretha Franklin - Promotional LP For Record Department-In-Store-Play album art Aretha Franklin / Archie Bell & The Drells Aretha Franklin / Archie Bell & The Drells - Promotional LP For Record Department-In-Store-Play(LP, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic TL-132 US 1969 Sell This Version
ALP 605.044 Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark album art Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark (Album) Atlantic ALP 605.044 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
SAL-933710 Aretha Franklin - This Girl's In Love With You album art Aretha Franklin This Girl's In Love With You (Album) Atlantic SAL-933710 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SD 7205 Aretha Franklin - Live At Fillmore West album art Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West (Album) Atlantic SD 7205 US 1971 Sell This Version
40.323 (SD 7213) Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted And Black album art Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black (Album) Atlantic 40.323 (SD 7213) France 1972 Sell This Version
SD 2-906 Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace album art Aretha Franklin With James Cleveland* & The Southern California Community Choir Aretha Franklin With James Cleveland* & The Southern California Community Choir - Amazing Grace (Album, Comp) Atlantic SD 2-906 US 1972 Sell This Version

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Sir-Dan

Sir-Dan

August 18, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
R.I.P. Aretha, thanks for all your wonderful music!

#Queen of Soul

giannisvlachos1990

giannisvlachos1990

August 17, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
I don't know much about the "Queen of soul" Aretha Franklin, but she was great at performing some Mariah Carey songs in 1994, and her performance to the song "America the beautiful" in 2007 was good (she had great voice, in general).

It's so sad that some great legendary black singers from the past (no racism intended) are gone: first Nina Simone, then Barry White, then James Brown, and now Aretha Franklin. That is so sad :(
Night9

Night9

August 17, 2018
As she said: "A rose, is still a rose" Aretha 4 ever! <3
RealDJsPlayVinyl

RealDJsPlayVinyl

August 17, 2018
What an amazing singer. Such a sad time for the music industry. Her music will live on forever. There was nobody better and she definitely was the queen of soul. Rest in Peace X
MuddyLives

MuddyLives

August 16, 2018
I loved her voice and I loved her as a person who stands for RESPECT. I still have the first LP from 1969. She will never been forgotton.
freetolive

freetolive

August 16, 2018
R.I.P Queen of Soul, queen of so many a folk's heart. To us you sang, and to God you'll reign supreme!
blackplastik

blackplastik

August 16, 2018
R.I.P. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Your music will live on forever.
studio5431

studio5431

August 16, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
RIP AUGUST 16, 2018
You provided a beautiful soundtrack in my life I will cherish you and your music.
“Music is my thing it’s who I am”.
phantomd37

phantomd37

August 16, 2018
R.I.P. Aretha , the real queen of soul. The world will miss you, but we will always have your songs as your legacy.
Frank3000

Frank3000

August 16, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
I do not have goosebumps often, today I can't stop having goosebumps.
I do not write online comments often, today I have to.

R.I.P. Aretha, Queen of Soul, Purest Voice Ever.

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