"A CHANGE IS GONNA COME" ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE (1942 - 2018)
Today the world is mourning the loss of one of the best singing artists of all time, Aretha Franklin. It is also grieving for the loss of a great cultural icon. Here was a BLACK, WOMAN demanding RESPECT in the 60s. Aretha Franklin as a huge influential force in music cannot be understated.. It was she and Ray Charles who fused together Gospel and Rock music. Interestingly during this time it was actually criticized by her church for doing so. Without Aretha there would be no Whitney, Mariah, Celine etc. Franklin won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. As a registered Democrat, Aretha sang for the Inaugurations of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. It is hard to imagine that the song "A Change Is Gonna Come" is as relevant now as it was in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. She will be forever missed but her music will live on. R.I.P Aretha. Enjoy! Thanks For Your Comments.