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This tribute pays respect to the voice and life of Aretha Franklin who died on 16th August at 76. The daughter of legendary preacher C.L. Franklin who hailed from the Deep South, she was raised in Detroit where her father preached and where she grew up singing gospel.
Global hits such as I Say A Little Prayer and Respect then quickly established her as The Queen of Soul while her majestic delivery and regal presence made her an iconic figure in the emerging Civil Rights movement. As recently as 2015 she stunned audiences with her extraordinary performance of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman for President Barack Obama and its co-writer Carole King at the Kennedy Center.