Lewis Hamilton offers touching tribute to Aretha Franklin

The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away At 76

Ghana's former President Jerry John Rawlings on Thursday tweeted brief tributes to the late Aretha Franklin, affectionately called Queen of Soul.

"They say it's a man's world", she sang on her album "I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You" in 1967, "but you can't prove that by me". It is no wonder that Rolling Stone Magazine listed her as number one on its list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".

The BBC has announced it will air a new profile on the singer called Aretha Franklin: Respect on BBC One at 9.30pm on Saturday, which will include contributions from Sir Tom Jones and Beverley Knight. She understood its role in her career and remained loyal to our company across the years.

Franklin earned her title "the Queen of Soul" with a voice could be both powerful and plaintive. Her life was beset by personal struggles.

For people stuck in political struggles for equality and respect, Franklin's voice came to articulate the collective emotion, frustration, strength and depth of their experiences.

Franklin also performed at pre-inauguration concerts for Bill Clinton in 1993 and Jimmy Carter in 1977. She was overwhelmed from the first second. She understood her progress was our progress, her success was our success, and when the door opened for her, it opened for us as well.




Turman and Franklin were married in 1978, but split a few years later in 1982.

After Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday at the age of 76 due to pancreatic cancer, Fox News posted a tribute to the singer but got their queens of soul confused.

"Watch Grande and The Roots perform "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" above. Through gospel-influenced musical rearrangement, and her striking changes to melodic content, she effectively re-authored material written by others, asserting a sense of creative ownership through spirited and dynamic vocal performance.

In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until late past year, singing last in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY. "So she was fighting 'til the very end". She was committed to black music and black radio. There, Franklin found her niche singing rhythm and blues, citing the struggle of African-Americans from the time of slavery as a primary source for the richness and depth of her sound.

Aside from music, Dyson knew Franklin as a well-read, curious person.

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