Aretha Franklin

Real Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
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American singer, pianist, and songwriter.

Born: 25 March 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Died: 16 August 2018 in Detroit, Michigan, USA (age 76).

Widely regarded as one of, usually the best, female vocalists of all time, she is nicknamed the 'Queen of Soul' or simply referred to as 'Aretha'. In 1987 she was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Performer).

Daughter of Reverend C.L. Franklin and sister of Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, Vaughn Franklin, and Reverend Cecil Franklin, who served as her business manager until his death in 1990. She had four sons: Clarence Franklin from Donald Burk, Edward Franklin from Edward Jordan, Teddy F. White also known as Teddy Richards when she was married to Ted White, and the Christian rap artist Kecalf Franklin Cunningham from Ken Cunningham. Her last husband was Glynn Turman.
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CL 1612 Aretha — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin With The Ray Bryant Combo Aretha Franklin With The Ray Bryant Combo - Aretha (Album, Comp) Columbia CL 1612 US 1961 Sell This Version
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CS 8561 The Electrifying Aretha Franklin — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Album) Columbia CS 8561 US 1962 Sell This Version
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CL 1876 The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin (Album) Columbia CL 1876 US 1962 Sell This Version
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CL 2079 Laughing On The Outside — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Laughing On The Outside (Album) Columbia CL 2079 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
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CS 9081 Runnin' Out Of Fools — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Runnin' Out Of Fools (Album, MiniAlbum) Columbia CS 9081 US 1964 Sell This Version
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CL-2163 Unforgettable - A Tribute To Dinah Washington — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Unforgettable - A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Album, MiniAlbum) Columbia CL-2163 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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bpg 62566, CL 2351 Yeah!!! — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Yeah!!! (Album) Columbia bpg 62566, CL 2351 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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LP 10009 Songs Of Faith — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Songs Of Faith (Album) Checker LP 10009 US 1965 Sell This Version
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CS 9321 Soul Sister — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Soul Sister (Album) Columbia CS 9321 US 1966 Sell This Version
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CS 9429 Take It Like You Give It — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Take It Like You Give It (Album) Columbia CS 9429 US 1967 Sell This Version
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CL 2754 Take A Look — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Take A Look (Album) Columbia CL 2754 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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33-150 Aretha Arrives — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Arrives (Album) Atlantic 33-150 Chile 1967 Sell This Version
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SD 8139 I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (Album) Atlantic SD 8139 US 1967 Sell This Version
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SD 8207 Aretha In Paris — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha In Paris (Album) Atlantic SD 8207 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SD 8186 Aretha Now — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Now (Album) Atlantic SD 8186 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SD 8176, 8176 Lady Soul — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Lady Soul (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 8176, 8176 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SD 8212 Soul '69 — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Soul '69 (Album) Atlantic SD 8212 US 1969 Sell This Version
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40 S 63580 Soft And Beautiful — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Soft And Beautiful (Album) Columbia 40 S 63580 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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RL-41-9 Soul '69 / Dusty In Memphis — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin / Dusty Springfield Aretha Franklin / Dusty Springfield - Soul '69 / Dusty In Memphis(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL-41-9 US 1969 Sell This Version
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TL-132 Promotional LP For Record Department-In-Store-Play — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin / Archie Bell & The Drells Aretha Franklin / Archie Bell & The Drells - Promotional LP For Record Department-In-Store-Play(LP, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic TL-132 US 1969 Sell This Version
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CS 8265 Spirit In The Dark — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark (Album) Atlantic CS 8265 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
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SD 8248 This Girl's In Love With You — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin This Girl's In Love With You (Album) Atlantic SD 8248 US 1969 Sell This Version
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3190-059, 3190059 Live At Fillmore West — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West (Album) Atlantic 3190-059, 3190059 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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40.323 , SD 7213, 40 323 Young, Gifted And Black — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black (Album) Atlantic 40.323 , SD 7213, 40 323 France 1972 Sell This Version
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SD 2-906 Amazing Grace — Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin With James Cleveland* & The Southern California Community Choir Aretha Franklin With James Cleveland* & The Southern California Community Choir - Amazing Grace (Album) Atlantic SD 2-906 US 1972 Sell This Version

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LoloCekisa

LoloCekisa

September 13, 2021
We miss you the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin!! RIP
pringipissa

pringipissa

August 21, 2021
In my opinion, Aretha Franklin and Shirley Bassey are the greatest female voices of all ages!!!
Sir-Dan

Sir-Dan

August 18, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
R.I.P. Aretha, thanks for all your wonderful music!

#Queen of Soul

giannisvlachos1990

giannisvlachos1990

August 17, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
I don't know much about the "Queen of soul" Aretha Franklin, but she was great at performing some Mariah Carey songs in 1994, and her performance to the song "America the beautiful" in 2007 was good (she had great voice, in general).

It's so sad that some great legendary black singers from the past (no racism intended) are gone: first Nina Simone, then Barry White, then James Brown, and now Aretha Franklin. That is so sad :(
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Night9

Night9

August 17, 2018
As she said: "A rose, is still a rose" Aretha 4 ever! <3
RealDJsPlayVinyl

RealDJsPlayVinyl

August 17, 2018
What an amazing singer. Such a sad time for the music industry. Her music will live on forever. There was nobody better and she definitely was the queen of soul. Rest in Peace X
MuddyLives

MuddyLives

August 16, 2018
I loved her voice and I loved her as a person who stands for RESPECT. I still have the first LP from 1969. She will never been forgotton.
freetolive

freetolive

August 16, 2018
R.I.P Queen of Soul, queen of so many a folk's heart. To us you sang, and to God you'll reign supreme!
vrp_pdx

vrp_pdx

August 16, 2018
R.I.P. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Your music will live on forever.
studio5431

studio5431

August 16, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
RIP AUGUST 16, 2018
You provided a beautiful soundtrack in my life I will cherish you and your music.
“Music is my thing it’s who I am”.
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