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Aretha Franklin is a national treasure and a pioneer, not just in soul music, but also in a social context.
Franklin is an artist who has achieved the status of icon, and those who use Aretha Franklin concert tickets can attest to the fact that her one-of-a-kind voice will remain in your memory bank for years to come.
Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis in 1942, but spent most of her childhood in Detroit, where she learned to sing in her father's church.
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The rest is history for Aretha as she began to prove she could perfect an unattained sound of gospel and R&B being dubbed "The Queen of Soul" by the late ‘60's.
It wasn't until the ‘80's that Aretha Franklin decided to "Jump to It" and reclaim her position on the charts and diva status.
Aretha shows her perseverance as an artist and performer on her most recent release, So Damn Happy.
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  Aretha Franklin
Franklin was struggling personally and commercially at this point; she took nine months off during the recording of this album, and the music here is lifeless and diffuse compared to her other Atlantic output.
Franklin adjusted to the conservative 80s with a set of appallingly anti-woman numbers, produced by Luther Vandross: the hit title track features Aretha telling her girlfriends that she doesn't have any time for them anymore because she has to dance attendance on her man, and it doesn't get any better from there on in.
Doubtless due to the retro-soul/neo-soul boom, Franklin's latest is a return to the gentle sounds and live instrumentation of her 70s releases.
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Franklin was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of Time magazine (in June, 1968),; and in 1987 she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Franklin was one of the first ministers to have a nationally broadcast radio program, and at one time he earned up to $4000 per sermon.
Franklin absorbed the rich fl musical experience in her father's church and by the age of twelve began touring with him, singing solos.
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  Aretha Franklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Franklin has won eighteen competitive Grammys (including an unprecedented eleven for Best Female RandB Vocal Performance, eight of them consecutive) and the state of Michigan has declared her voice to be a natural wonder.
Franklin has had two number one hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100, "Respect" in the 1960s, and her 1980s duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)".
Aretha Franklin was sued for breach of contract in 1984 when she was unable to star in the Broadway musical Sing, Mahalia, Sing, (based on the life of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson) mainly because of her fear of flying.
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Carolyn franklin is the younger sister of soul music singer aretha franklin, she was born in memphis, tennessee, on may 13, 1944....
Aretha Franklin was sued for breach of contract in 1984 when she was unable to star in the Broadway[For more, click on this link] musical "Sing, EHandler: no quick summary.
Aretha franklin (born march 25, 1942) is a gospel, soul musicsoul and r&b singer born in memphis, tennessee....
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Aretha Franklin responds very much to the emotional tone and atmosphere around her, and can be dominated by her fluctuating and unpredictable moods.
Aretha is very wholehearted in her feelings and responses to people, and she wants all or nothing from the people she cares for.
Aretha Franklin's emotional excitability is very strong and she tends to be high-strung and impatient.
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Aretha Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is a gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee.
As a child, Franklin and her sisters, Carolyn and Erma, sang at her father's Detroit, Michigan-area church and made her first recordings at age 14.
Franklin's popularity and critical success waned during the mid to late 1970s and the 1980s, though she scored several hits, often with partners (such as Luther Vandross).
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 Aretha Franklin - MSN Encarta
Aretha Franklin, born in 1942, American popular-music, soul, and rhythm-and-blues singer, praised for her great vocal capabilities and for the emotion and conviction she brings to her performances.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Franklin spent most of her childhood in Detroit, Michigan, where her father was a well-known evangelist preacher and singer.
Franklin has won many honors and awards, including a Grammy Legends Award (1991), a Kennedy Center Honors Award for lifetime achievement in the performing arts (1994), and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1994).
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 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin is the undisputed “Queen of Soul” and the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Beyond her family, Franklin drew from masters of the blues (Billie Holiday), jazz (Sarah Vaughn) and gospel (Mahalia Jackson), forging a contemporary synthesis that spoke to the younger generation in the new language of soul.
Franklin was never averse to the idea of crossover music, being a connoisseur of pop and show tunes, but she needed to interpret them in her own uncompromising way.
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 African American Registry: One of the best singers ever, Aretha Franklin!
Franklin, was the pastor at the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Franklin signed with Columbia Records in 1960, yet her tenure at Columbia was open to doubt and found her dabbling in pop and jazz styles.
Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," remains one of the greatest vocalists of the age, a singer of great passion, and control whose finest recordings characterize the term soul music in all its deep, expressive glory.
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 AskMen.com - Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin is one of those artists that epitomizes a particular style of music.
Franklin's call for "Respect" is one of the earliest examples of "girl power," a demand to regard women as equal to men.
Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Aretha Franklin's music is steeped in the traditions of the church.
Franklin moved to Arista Records in 1980 and she immediately regained a commercial momentum with "United Together" and two confident albums, Aretha and Love All The Hurt Away.
Franklin possesses an astonishing voice that has often been wasted on a poor choice of material, but she is rightfully heralded as the Queen of Soul, even though that reputation was gained in the 60s.
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 Classic Soul - Aretha, Aretha, Aretha, Aretha, Aretha, Aretha, Aretha, Aretha, Aretha, Aretha,
Franklin is known as The Queen of Soul, Lady Soul or the First Lady of Soul, but for me, I just call her Aretha as though she is a best friend, because her music is a good friend.
The freedom Aretha has to sing about her pain and joy through recordings or live performances is to pour out blood, sweat and tears in an emotional nakedness in front of the universe without any fear.
Aretha's music was so influential in my life I decided to become a writer so I could be a bridge over troubled waters and try and live a "Wholy Holy" life.
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Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," remains one of the preeminent vocalists of the age, a singer of great passion and control whose finest recordings define the term soul music in all its deep, expressive glory.
Franklin was born in Memphis in 1942 and grew up in Detroit, where her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, was the pastor at the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Aretha began singing church music at an early age, and recorded her first album, The Gospel Sound of Aretha Franklin, for the Checker label at age 14.
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 Aretha Franklin
In '87 Aretha was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, and in '94 she was the youngest award-winner in the history of the Kennedy Center Honors.
Aretha was married in '61 to her temperamental manager, Ted White, but they ended their stormy marriage in '69 after having four sons (White co-wrote "Dr. Feelgood" with Aretha).
Aretha's "A Natural Woman" was used in film The Big Chill in '82, her "Someday We'll All Be Free" was used in the film Malcolm X in '92, her "Respect" was used in Forrest Gump in '94, and her "It Hurts Like Hell" was used in Waiting to Exhale in '95...
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 Aretha Franklin
Franklin, who had already rocked New York's Radio City Music Hall with Respect, topped herself by stepping in at the last instant for ailing opera star Luciano Pavarotti and blowing everybody away with Nessun dorma, the hero's big aria from Puccini's Turandot.
Franklin has enlisted a slew of hot producers for this album, and they've updated her sound without diluting its essence.
The late Rev. C.L. Franklin was renowned as the Man with the Million Dollar Voice" for his mesmerizing sermons and was a confidant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Aretha Franklin She is a living legend, "Lady Soul", a natural woman who has inspired and influenced countless female vocalists the world over.
While Aretha's golden decade-plus of hits for Atlantic Records (1967-1979) established her as a superstar, her thirteen-year association with Arista Records has taken Aretha to new heights of international fame.
Many if the highlights of Aretha's Arista years can be found on Greatest Hits (1980-1994) and as a testament to the continuing success she's had with the label, the collection includes three sizzling new tracks that team Aretha with some of today's hottest producers.
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 Aretha Franklin Biography
Aretha was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee to a respected pastor and gospel singer, the Rev CL Franklin who always encouraged young Aretha and her sisters Carolyn and Erma to hone their singing voices.
Hammond soon signed Aretha to a five year deal and her debut album, The Great Aretha Franklin, a mixture of jazz and R&B standards, was released in October, 1960.
Aretha also returned to her gospel roots with the album One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism and in the same year she became the first woman inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
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 Say a Little Subpoena for Aretha - Jan 31, 2003 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Franklin's lawyer to answer questions on her behalf are unacceptable," said prosecutor David Gorcyca, noting that authorities had asked to question the singer five times, but she had failed to comply.
The October 25 blaze destroyed her 10-bedroom multimillion-dollar mansion in Bloomfield Township, a suburb in northeast Detroit, and was eventually determined by investigators to be an arson after an accelerant was found on the ground floor of the residence.
While Franklin has had documented money issues in the past, Hatchett shot down any suggestion that she may have intentionally torched the house to collect on an insurance policy, noting that the mansion was worth between $1.6 million and $1.8 million and she only had it covered for $1 million.
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 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole.
Yet as much of an international institution as she's become, much of her work, outside of her recordings for Atlantic in the late '60s and early '70s, is erratic and only fitfully inspired, making discretion a necessity when collecting her records.
In the meantime, despite her lukewarm recent recordings, like 1998's "A Rose Is Still a Rose", she's an institution, assured of the ability to draw live audiences and immense respect for the rest of her lifetime, regardless of whether there are any more triumphs on record in the future.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Aretha Franklin: Queen of soul
Franklin is one of the most revered artists in the music industry.
Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1942 - the fourth child of Baptist preacher CL Franklin and his gospel singer wife Barbara, who left the family six years later.
Franklin married actor Glen Turman in 1978, whom she later divorced, and her career began to falter as the decade wore on.
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Aretha's story is well known: born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN, she moved to and was raised in Detroit, MI when she was five years old after a brief stay in Buffalo, NY.
Franklin made this song her own, and through her four- decade career this remains her biggest song.
In the summer of 1970, Aretha Franklin came to the U.K. as part of her second-ever European visit which included a performance at The Antibes Jazz Festival in The South of France and shows at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
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