March 25, 2012

Happy Birthday: Aretha Franklin (1942- )


Aretha Franklin was born on this date in 1942. She is one of the most accomplished and influential vocalists of the last two centuries. Franklin was born in Memphis and grew up in Detroit, where her father, the Rev. C. L. Franklin, was the pastor at the New Bethel Baptist Church. [SOURCE]

She has a remarkable inventory of albums, songs, bios and photos. However, many in the current generation may remember her best for that hat she wore at the inauguration!

What is your greatest memory or favorite song from the Queen of Soul?




2 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

67 years and growing

Villager said...

RawDawg - Growing? Yeah, I had some photos of her that were not flattering. It's her birthday, so I used a photo that she would be happy with if she ever visited my blog!