In Memoriam ~ The Queen Of Soul ~ Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

Aretha Louise Franklin 

American singer and songwriter

Aretha 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

Aretha embarked on a secular career

recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success

Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967

Aretha Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success

with songs such as

~ Respect

~ (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

~ Spanish Harlem

~ Think

By the end of the 1960's

Aretha Franklin had gained the title The Queen of Soul

Rest In Peace

Condolences To The Family

March 25, 1942 ~ August 16, 2018

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