Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul.

Founded

March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee

Full Name

Date of Birth

March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee

Still Alive

Date of Death

August 16, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan

Album cover of Aretha Now, her thirteen studio album released on June 14, 1968.
Album cover of Aretha Now, her thirteen studio album released on June 14, 1968.

About The artist

"From the time that Dinah Washington first told me that Aretha was the ‘next one’ when she was 12 years old until the present day, Aretha Franklin set the bar upon which every female singer has and will be measured. And she did it with the professionalism, class, grace and humility that only a true Queen could.”
Quincy Jones

Did you know...

Aretha signed with Columbia with legendary talent scout John Hammond, who was at least partially responsible in discovering Billie Holiday, Count Basie, George Benson, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

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