Aretha has run her race with distinction and touched many lives.
Franklin’s career had its roots with her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, who first urged her to sing at his church, the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.
Stevie Wonder teared up during an interview on “CBS This Morning” on Friday while recalling the last words he spoke to Aretha Franklin on her deathbed.
Checkpoint’s Zac Fleming took to the streets of central Auckland to find out just how loved she is by all generations and how many knew about the prolific “Queen of Soul”. “God bless and rest in peace, Queen of Soul”. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family, ‘ a statement from her family read.
The party was also especially keen to celebrate Franklin’s contribution to the civil rights movement.
Trump’s comments contrasted with the standard tributes honouring Franklin.
The 60 Minutes segment also features producer Jerry Wexler talking about why he calls Franklin the “Lady of Mysterious Sorrows”. She LAID THE FOUNDATION and her name was QUEEN ARETHA FRANKLIN. “It’s just sad that he has to go there, and attach her to himself”. “I’m very natural.” But she said she’d never expected it to become an anthem for women.
His sister passed away earlier this year. Although Aretha sang at the event, called In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul, she doesn’t appear to have shared the stage with Patti.
“Think about what you’re trying to do to me”, she chants in “Think”. “She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry”, they said.
She did allow that she could see herself as an example for strong women: “You could say that”, she said. She understood her progress was our progress, her success was our success, and when the door opened for her, it opened for us as well.
U.S. singer Janelle Monae shared a photo of her and Franklin on social media, describing her as a “genius that walked this Earth”.
Reports surfaced about her being “gravelly ill”, according to Showbiz411.