Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures

Sergio Cunningham
August 18, 2018

Franklin, famously known as the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.

Ever since the news broke of Franklin's death Thursday morning, fans have been gathering at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit to pay their respects.

Tributes continue to pour in from music legend, powerful global leaders and adoring fans for record Grammy victor Aretha Franklin, who died on Thursday aged 76. And it was the rousing finale to a 2011 Franklin tribute at the Grammys, performed by Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams. She covered Stevie's "Until You Come Back to Me" and they performed it together at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in 2005. "There is no one who can touch her", wrote Mary J. Blige in Rolling Stone, when the magazine chose Franklin as the top singer of all time. Given 20 minutes' notice, she delivered a deathless version of Nessun dorma in his steadHENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty ImagesSinging Amazing Grace in Philadelphia in 2015.

In the case of Franklin, Trump was claiming "some type of bond" with the singer, Ritz said.

"Born in Memphis and raised in Detroit, Aretha Franklin grew up performing gospel songs in her father's congregation".

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One of the most famous examples of Franklin's voice was in the song "Respect", which was originally released by Otis Redding but made iconic by the diva.

But Trump's words at the cabinet meeting weren't the only thing that set off Franklin's many admirers.

Stevie's sister died earlier this year. A 1986 duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", hit number one in several countries.

Franklin earned her title "the Queen of Soul" with a voice could be both powerful and plaintive. He went on to recall his final interaction with Franklin leading up to her death, then stopped to compose himself again. Through gospel-influenced musical rearrangement, and her striking changes to melodic content, she effectively re-authored material written by others, asserting a sense of creative ownership through spirited and dynamic vocal performance. According to an article published in Time in 1968, Ted "roughed her up" more than once.

"Even with whatever turmoil that may have been happening in her life, even through her illness, she did not put that on anybody else", Wonder said.

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