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Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin Biography: Life and Career of the Soul Singer

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Aretha Franklin's "Respect" Gave Civil Rights Movement an Anthem | Biography

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Remembering Aretha Franklin, the soulful voice of our time

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The life of Aretha Franklin, in her own words

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Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Live at Kennedy Center Honors)

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Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career recording for Columbia Records. However, she achieved only modest success. She found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", "Think", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I Never Loved a Man ", and "I Say a Little Prayer", propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as "The Queen of Soul".
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