Published: Fri, August 17, 2018

Remembering the times Aretha Franklin blessed the sports world with her talent

Remembering the times Aretha Franklin blessed the sports world with her talent

Correction: This story has been corrected to clearly identify that Aretha Franklin performed at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial service.

Aretha said, "Okay, uh.great gowns, attractive gowns".

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends", said Jessica Santostefano, Vice President, Media Desk, Fox News, in a statement.

Franklin's profile grew somewhat with TV appearances and shows alongside greats like Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie and Duke Ellington - but her career still didn't take off until she left Columbia and switched to Atlantic Records in 1966. "For more than six decades since, every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine".

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Last year, Aretha gave her last performance at a gala in NY held in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.


Franklin, who received a Kennedy Center honor in 1994, was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, in 1987. She also had a seven-year relationship with her road manager, Ken Cunningham.

The Detroit Lions were among the first organizations to release a statement on Franklin's death. "Thank You Queen. Aretha Franklin". "The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds", the family said.

Aretha was known for major hits such as Respect and I Say A Little Prayer, and had more than 20 U.S. number ones over the course of her career.

Aretha may have passed on to a better place, but the gift of her music remains to inspire us all. "As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this hard time", the statement concluded. She has performed at the inaugurations of three presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Franklin was married twice, to Ted White, who became her personal manager, and to actor Glynn Turman.

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