- Name: Aretha Franklin
- Born: 03/25/1942
- Died: 08/16/2018 (76 years old)
- Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, activist
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”, “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, and “I Say a Little Prayer” propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as the “Queen of Soul”.
Birth Name: Aretha Louise Franklin
Alias: Aretha Louise Franklin
Genre: Soul, R&B, pop, gospel, dance, rock
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Death Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Aretha Franklin quotes :
It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I've done my job.Aretha Franklin