Today in History: Aretha Franklin was Born

Aretha-FranklinOn this day in 1942, Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul”, singer was born.

As the daughter of a projecting black minister, Aretha’s musical career began in her father’s church in Detroit.

At age 18 she began singing professionally.

Aretha’s gospel training greatly influenced the soulful tunes, she often wrote and produced herself.

She became known as the “Queen of Soul” due to the popularity of her songs.

Some of her popular recordings include: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” “Chain of Fools”.

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