Fans pay tribute to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin

Angelo Anderson
August 18, 2018

"We have a national anthem, but I think of Aretha Franklin as our national voice", the National Portrait Gallery's associate curator of prints, drawings and media arts, Robyn Asleson, said.

"Very strong, very powerful, great with words". I was like, 'Why not?' You know? It was Aretha Franklin. "I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person I knew well".

Wonder visited Franklin at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday.

Australian singer Renee Geyer was enormously influenced by Franklin from a young age and spoke about her passing on ABC radio.

The funeral service will follow on August 31 at the Greater Grace Temple, and will be limited to Franklin's family and friends.The legendary songstress will be buried alongside her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin; her brother Cecil Franklin; her sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and her nephew, Thomas Garrett at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Quinn added that "funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days". "I've known [for] sometime about her condition, and I just prayed, even though the odds were very, very, very insane - when you think two out of 100 would succeed - [that she] would beat this thing".

The pop star, who was set to appear on Thursday night (Aug. 16) show to promote her new album "Sweetener", gave the performance of her life in tribute to the singer that has long served as an inspiration to her.

Talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T., we have it for you, Aretha.


Lemon played Franklin's cover of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" as a slideshow of the late legend took over the screen. She also performed at pre-inauguration concerts for Democratic party presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. "It's an honor to have met her and we're gonna celebrate her". "She said that she wanted to be known as a good mother, but she was a good mother to not only just her four sons, but to so many people around the world, like me".

Rest in peace Aretha. They said that they had lost the matriarch and rock of their family, and the love she had for them knew no bounds. It wasn't until her move to Atlantic records and a deliberate return to gospel music stylings in 1967 that Franklin made her commercial breakthrough. The Icon. The ultimate singers' singer.

To music writer Caryn Rose, Franklin's message in that song was deliberate.

"'Respect' was a mantra for the Civil Rights Movement".

Winfrey shared a clip from a 2003 interview on her chat show, commenting: "No matter how many great singers and voices there will always be 1 Queen". Instead of a man asking for his "propers" when he got home, here a woman was asking for - no, requiring - that same respect, from her man and in a broader sense, from society.

Similarly, the Fillmore Detroit and the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts have also put up tributes to Aretha.

United States singer Janelle Monae shared a photo of her and Franklin on social media, describing her as a "genius that walked this Earth". She later called off the wedding, but the two continued their relationship. She RAISED THE BAR. Yep, she talked about how her fiancé inspired the song, explaining its origin.

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Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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