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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 11:20 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 11:20 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Aretha Louise Franklin 1942 - 2018

Detroit, MI...Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think". By the end of the 1960s she was being called "the Queen of Soul".




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RIP
Posted on: 2018-08-16 11:53:58   By: Anonymous
 
RIP OLE GIRL

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-16 12:28:43   By: Anonymous
 
One of the true greats. Rest in peace, Ms. Franklin, and thank you for the music.

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Beautiful Voice
Posted on: 2018-08-16 12:36:52   By: Anonymous
 
Beautiful voice, kind and decent lady who was an inspiration to so very many. She will be sorely missed.

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    Re: Beautiful Voice
    Posted on: 2018-08-16 16:30:41   By: Anonymous
     
    VOTE FOR TRUMP!

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      Re: Beautiful Voice
      Posted on: 2018-08-16 20:34:36   By: Anonymous
       
      She did.

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        Re: Beautiful Voice
        Posted on: 2018-08-16 21:27:37   By: Anonymous
         
        She ain't no Martha Reeves.

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          Re: Beautiful Voice
          Posted on: 2018-08-17 06:58:33   By: Anonymous
           
          You are correct but I wonder if you even know why. Aretha didn't p[lay into the fallacy of Motown. She kept it pure while the rest catered to the white listening audience.

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            Re: Beautiful Voice
            Posted on: 2018-08-17 08:01:09   By: Anonymous
             
            Her Daddy whupped her with da ugly stick.

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