“The Thrill Is Gone” and the stars will be shining a little brighter tonight knowing one of their own has come home. Dubbed the “Queen of Soul” this “Rock Steady” artist is no doubt one of the greatest musical icons of all time. Having had a career spanning over 50 years the accomplishments of this musical prodigy are as voluminous as her voice.
Born Aretha Louise Franklin on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, her musical prouse blossomed early as a self -taught pianist with a four- octave range. Most notably recognized for some of the most archetypal songs of the 20th century spilling over into the 21st ,
Aretha Franklin made us R.E.S.P.E.C.T, a Do Right Woman/ Do Right Man and still can make you feel like a “Natural Woman”. With an extensive resume listing over 44 Grammy nominations ,18 wins as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Legend Award recipient , a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame and Apollo Theater Legends of walk of Fame inductee Aretha Franklin has paved the way and set the bar for all artist in and out of the genre around the world As we remember her incredible artistry ,all of her contributions both personal and professional let us all “Say A Little Prayer” for her family, and celebrate her life because “ Ain't No Way” the world will ever forgot our queen.