Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018. She was a giant in the music industry, and one of our greatest artists. It would be impossible to summarize all of the contributions made by Aretha to our music and culture. In honor of Aretha Franklin’s genius, we are re-posting our blog that originally appeared on May 10, 2016.
That post featured the song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. It contains two performances that were important indicators of her greatness. The first was Aretha’s inclusion in the VH1 TV special Divas Live 1998. The second was her appearance at the 2015 Kennedy Honors celebration, where Carole King was one of the honorees. If you ever asked yourself the question, “Why is Aretha Franklin acknowledged as the Queen of Soul?” these performances should provide the answer.
Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song (You…
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