Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

mr. sin

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/obituaries/aretha-franklin-dead.html


Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76.
The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer, her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said.
In her indelible late-1960s hits, Ms. Franklin brought the righteous fervor of gospel music to secular songs that were about much more than romance. Hits like “Do Right Woman — Do Right Man,” “Think,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools” defined a modern female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable, loving but not to be taken for granted.
When Ms. Franklin sang “Respect,” the Otis Redding song that became her signature, it was never just about how a woman wanted to be greeted by a spouse coming home from work. It was a demand for equality and freedom and a harbinger of feminism, carried by a voice that would accept nothing less.
 

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Bingo. Called it.

I saw her get all wobbly, and she stopped singing, and they about carried her off the stage. I turned to my wife and said, "Welp, we just saw her last performance."

And it was.



RIP 'reatha

She loved and R-E-S-P-E-C-Ted me.
 

Lord Zero

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Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76
Gladys Knight, the "Empress of Soul", overheard calling her death "my masterstroke".
 
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As she was from Detroit, I can't help but wonder how Motown let her get away.
 

Hog's Big Ben

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Bingo. Called it.

I saw her get all wobbly, and she stopped singing, and they about carried her off the stage. I turned to my wife and said, "Welp, we just saw her last performance."

And it was.



RIP 'reatha

She loved and R-E-S-P-E-C-Ted me.
Ever think about doing Jack Nicolson (Shinning) for Halloween party? Ya creepy smiling fucker
 
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