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Dr. Daphne Brooks Essay, Anatomy of Soul: Aretha Franklin’s Revolutionary Body of Work, Explores The History of the First Female Inductee to the Hall of Fame

“The first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the artist ranked as the #1 “Greatest Singer of the Rock Era” by Rolling Stone magazine, and one of the most-awarded female singers in GRAMMY history, Aretha Franklin earned her legendary status in American culture as a result of her virtuosic vocals that radicalized the aesthetics of pop musicianship.” – Dr .Daphne Brooks

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A Section of Lodge Freeway Memorializes Aretha Franklin

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“Aretha Franklin’s legacy is being memorialized with a portion of the Lodge Freeway dedicated to the late singer. The stretch of M-10 from Livernois to Interstate 94 was revealed as the Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway on Monday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and other state and city leaders.” – The Detroit News

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Aretha Franklin Among Women of the Century for Entertainment

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“The “Queen of Soul” was a largely self-taught and gifted pianist and singer, recording many of her earliest tracks at her father’s Detroit church at age 14. Aretha Franklin eventually moved to New York, where she produced many hits, including “Respect” and “Freeway of Love.” She won 18 Grammys and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also the first female performer inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.” – USA Today

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Aretha Franklin’s ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who?’ Turns 35

For Who’s Zoomin’ Who?‘s 35th anniversary, find out how GRAMMY-winning producer Narada Michael Walden teamed up with the Queen of Soul to create a sound that would come to define R&B in the mid-’80s.

Read more at GRAMMY.com.

Listen to the album: https://aretha-franklin.lnk.to/WhosZoominWhoAW

“You will remember my name…” Aretha’s classic ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who?’ hit record stores on this day in 1985! What’s your favorite track? https://aretha-franklin.lnk.to/WhosZoominWhoFA

Posted by Aretha Franklin on Thursday, July 9, 2020