Aretha Franklin is dead at age 76

Aretha has passed today at her home in Detroit of advanced pancreatic cancer. Her death is not unexpected, although her family has kept the news fairly quiet. She is part of the music of my youth, especially as a Detroit native.

As you may know, Aretha was the daughter of a Detroit Baptist minister, C. L. Franklin, and got her start in childhood as a choir singer at New Bethel Baptist Church.

I won’t dwell on her death, but on her life, by playing a couple of my favorites.

and one that fits our theme this week:

Live coverage of her life and death at Click On Detroit, WDIV TV, Detroit.


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3 Responses to Aretha Franklin is dead at age 76

  1. stella says:

    Elvis Presley passed away 41 years ago today.

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  2. stella says:

    According to Wiki,

    On January 29, 2018, the Oakland Press’s correspondent Gary Graff confirmed that the American Idol runner-up Jennifer Hudson will take the role to play Franklin in her coming biopic. The news was announced by the the film’s executive producer Clive Davis, who made public their decision on the choice of actors casting in the film two days before Graff’s article was published.

    An all-star tribute concert to Franklin, celebrating her music, is scheduled for November 14, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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