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Born: March 25, 1942 (age 76) in Memphis

Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician.

Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C.

L.

Franklin's church as a child.

In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success.

Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", " A Natural Woman" and "Think".

These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history.

Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s.


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Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ film finally in theaters

Via Nekesa Mumbi Moody | AP November 16 at 1:25 PM NEW YORK — 3 years in the past, Alan Elliott used to be on the Telluride Movie Competition, ready to unveil the holy grail of musical works: A..
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"Amazing Grace": The Aretha Franklin documentary that took 46 years

The movie “Superb Grace” captures Aretha Franklin recording her mythical gospel album of the similar title over the direction of 2 days in 1972. Two of Franklin’s members of the family and the..
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Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts [Video]Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts  01:52

The 46-year-old documentary shows the recording of her gospel album, 'Amazing Grace.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts [Video]Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts  00:28

According to Rueters.com," Aretha Franklin’s live gospel concert is coming to the big screen." It was recorded 46 years ago in January of 1972. She was only 29-years-old when she performed, and her..

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"Amazing Grace": The Aretha Franklin documentary that took 46 years  14:35

The film “Amazing Grace” captures Aretha Franklin recording her legendary gospel album of the same name over the course of two days in 1972. Two of Franklin's family members and the film’s..

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Aretha Franklin gown sells for $10k [Video]Aretha Franklin gown sells for $10k  00:39

Aretha Franklin's 1993 Duets concert two-piece pink gown sold for $10,000 at the Hard Rock Cafe's 'Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll' by Julien's Auctions in New York City.

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Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin's last show [Video]Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin's last show  01:24

Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin's last show The Queen of Soul gave her last performance at the 71-year-old singer's annual gala in aid of his AIDS Foundation last November and the 'Rocket Man'..

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Elton John Hosted Aretha Franklin's Last Show [Video]Elton John Hosted Aretha Franklin's Last Show  01:25

Ending your career and life with praise from Elton John is amazing. R.I.P Aretha Franklin, you were and still are a legend.

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Aretha Franklin gown sells for $10k


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Music News Round-Up: Elton John UK Tour Dates, Long-Lost Aretha Franklin Film And Vampire Weekend Album Four


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