Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

"I was holding her hand at the bedside, holding her wrist, which was now no more than skin and bone, but her pulse was so strong and so, so full of life". "Thank you for thinking of me".

Franklin drew much more notice for her performance at Obama's first inauguration in 2009, when he was sworn into office as the first black president and she sang My Country, 'Tis of Thee on the steps of the Capitol.

The world is mourning the loss of Aretha Franklin.

"Her pulse told me that she was not in surrender mode", he said.

He pointed to Franklin's power to transform songs and make them her own.

Quinn added that "funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days". "For more than six decades since, every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine", he concluded.

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Other tributes to Franklin include statements from musicians and politicians, a New Yorker cover, editorial cartoons and moments of remembrance during live performances.

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Tributes flooded social media after news of her death broke, with former president Barack Obama saying that she "helped define the American experience".

The CNN anchor remembered the Queen of Soul as an influencer, icon and friend, tearfully explaining how her "incredible voice" was actually the "soundtrack" to his life. "So just want to pass on my warmest best wishes and sympathies to her family".

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When asked if she felt we, as a society, were moving forward, she said, "I think that we have come a very, very long way".

A snippet from a newspaper back in 1965 about Aretha Franklin coming to perform in Denver. The Queen of Soul.

When Farley rattled off the Reputation singer's name, Franklin's response was just, "Great gowns, lovely gowns". "She said that she wanted to be known as a good mother, but she was a good mother to not only just her four sons, but to so many people around the world, like me". Every singer was influenced in some way by the way she sang, and they will forever be influenced by her because of her voice, her emotion; her sincerity is unforgettable...

Her coffin is to be "entombed" along with the remains of her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, and her brother, Cecil Franklin, and sisters Carolyn and Erma Franklin.

On Twitter, Grande posted a photo of herself with Franklin. She later called off the wedding, but the two continued their relationship. She gave us the BLUE PRINT.

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