Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul

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Aretha Franklin, or the “Queen of Soul”, brought a new sound to the soul scene. She sold hit albums all over the world, and stayed true to her gospel-like style. Along with that, she revolutionized the soul genre. After a hard-working childhood, she rose to the top and became one of the most influential women in music. Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1942 to C.L. Franklin and his wife, Barbara Siggers. She started singing shortly after her mother’s death at the church that her father pastored for. In her childhood, she often heard family members playing piano which resulted in her learning how to play by ear. She developed a talent for music and ended up being one of the lead singers in her church choir. At 14, her father started managing her

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