Although born in Memphis, Tennessee, Aretha Franklin’s parents brought her to Detroit at an early age where she and her sister began singing in the gospel choir of her father’s church, New Bethel Baptist Church. Later in her life, she would become famous for songs such as Respect, Chain of Fools, and many more. She is now considered the Queen of Soul and was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. More recently, she was invited to participate in President Barack Obama’s first inaugeration ceremonies.
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For more information, see Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Aretha Franklin page
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul / Mark Bego. New York, N.Y. : Skyhorse Pub., 2012.