THE QUEEN OF SOUL
The “Queen of Soul,” Sister Ree or simply “Aretha” was born Aretha Louise Franklin on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN to the Reverend C.L. Franklin, a Baptist minister and Barbara Siggers Franklin.
In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin #1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.
Franklin is one of the most honored artists by the Grammy Awards, with 20 Grammys to date, which include the Living Legend Grammy and the Lifetime Achievement Grammy. She has scored a total of 20 #1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, two of which also became #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect (1967)” and “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me” (1987), a duet with George Michael. Since 1961, Franklin has scored a total of 45 “Top 40” hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
BIO – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin
For Classic Soul Tuesday Swedish TV broadcast of Aretha Franklin concert in Stockholm, 1968.
“You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”
“Come Back Baby”