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Aretha Franklin Caricature, illustrated here in New York on October 14, 1968, age 26.
Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister.
Hit songs such as “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”, “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as the “Queen of Soul”.
After signing with Columbia Records in 1960, Aretha Franklin was weaving her gospel musical roots into a jazz-influenced pop-oriented sound inspired by artists like Sam Cooke and Dinah Washington.
Franklin’s debut Atlantic album, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, also became commercially successful, later going gold. Franklin scored two more top-ten singles in 1967, including “Baby I Love You” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”.
In 1968, she issued the top-selling albums Lady Soul and Aretha Now, which included some of her most popular hit singles, including “Chain of Fools”, “Ain’t No Way”, “Think” and “I Say a Little Prayer”. That February, Franklin earned the first two of her Grammys, including the debut category for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
She appeared on the cover of Time magazine in June, 1968.
Franklin also had an acclaimed guest role as a soul food restaurant proprietor and wife of Matt “Guitar” Murphy in the 1980 comedy musical The Blues Brothers.
In 2010 Franklin was ranked first on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.
In 1987, she became the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Franklin died at her home (Riverfront Towers – Detroit) on August 16, 2018 without a will.
The cause of death was a malignant pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. She was 76.
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|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
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