Friday, November 16

Aretha Franklin A Queen – A Legend – A Rose has Passed Away

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The world is morning the loss of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. The 76 year old died this morning at her Detroit home. Reports say she lost a tough battle with pancreatic cancer.
Aretha rocked our hearts for decades with Motown Hits and a lifetime of R and B classics including, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman,” “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Freeway of Love,” A Rose is Still a Rose,” “Jump to It ,” “Rolling in the Deep,” and countless others. The Natural Woman also uplifted communities across the globe with her passion for peace and social justice for all mankind. Aretha Franklin is one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Rest in Power Aretha. Thanks for sharing your music, your passion, and your support in social justice.
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