Aretha Franklin, the soaring Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the soaring Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the soaring Queen of Soul, dies at 76

From the 1960s to the 1980s, Ms. Franklin’s string of hits included “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Young, Gifted & Black,” “Freeway of Love,” “The House That Jack Built,” and, of course, “Respect,” the universal and enduring 2½-minute anthem of empowerment and dignity, written and originally recorded by her contemporary Otis Redding. (“I just lost my song,” Redding is reported to have said to producer Jerry Wexler upon hearing Ms. Franklin’s version. “That girl took it away from me.”)

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Published at Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:25:50 +0000

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