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Aretha Franklin

35 Years of Legends: Aretha Franklin

The grande dame of American popular music, this exceptional singer has been electrifying audiences for decades, breathing soul into everything she touches, be it gospel, R&B, funk, or even hip-hop. In the late 1980s, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In her long and varied career, the Atlantic recordings of late 1960s stand out, with such classics as RespectChain of Fools andThink. Continue reading