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DittyTV News | 08/16/18 | Aretha Franklin Tribute – Popular Music
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DittyTV News | 08/16/18 | Aretha Franklin Tribute

  August 16, 2018  ~    1.37 MB
DittyTV News | 08/16/18 | Aretha Franklin Tribute

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We at DittyTV are deeply saddened by the loss of a legend today. The undisputed Queen of Soul for nearly six decades, Aretha Franklin, has died. The 76-year-old singer had been gravely ill for some time.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at Church in Detroit, where her father was a minister. In 1960, at 18, Franklin embarked upon a solo career that, by the end of that decade, would earn her her famous moniker “The Queen of Soul.” She was an activist, accomplished pianist, and literally influenced and inspired millions with her unmatched voice and countless hit songs.

The list of honorary degrees and awards in her lifetime is staggering. Franklin was the first woman inducted into the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has been described as the voice of American history. An all-star tribute concert to Franklin, celebrating her music, is scheduled for November 14th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Franklin was surrounded by friends and family for her last days. She is survived by four children.

Certainly one of the greatest singers of all-time, rest in peace, Aretha Franklin.

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