In February 2017, she said she would keep recording but retire from touring after a limited run of concerts marking a new album that year, "A Brand New Me", which featured her doing some of her biggest hits with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Her final performance was in November 2017 at the Elton Johns AIDS Foundation 25th anniversary gala. In 1987, she was the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Truly, we lost a legend.
Throughout her later career, Franklin suffered accusations she was a diva to deal with.
A Civil Rights icon in her own way she sang at the memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and would later do so for Rosa Parks Franklin proudly transcended racial and cultural barriers in her music.
Franklin canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.
Franklin cut some of her greatest records at Atlantic-she recorded so many great songs, that it's impossible to choose just one to serve as a signature. She had suffered from advanced pancreatic cancer.
"When I heard (she lip-synced) I just really cracked up", she said.
Memphis-born and Detroit-raised, Franklin grew up belting gospel in church, where her father was a renowned Baptist minister and her mentor was Mahalia Jackson.
She performed at the inaugurations of two United States presidents, delivering a stirring rendition of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the January 2009 ceremony for Barack Obama, the first African-American president, while wearing a widely remarked grey hat with a big bow. "She is the reason why women want to sing". She was married and divorced twice but said little publicly about either relationship.
She would also sing the anthem before Game 3 of the 2011 American League Championship Series, which was between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers. The string of songs that spring to mind at the mere mention of Aretha's name seems endless: "Chain of Fools", "Son of a Preacher Man", "Think", "Daydreaming". We shared the same birthday - and that meant so much to me.
In January, Deadline reported that Franklin personally chose Hudson to play her in the MGM-produced bio-pic, with the working title Queen of Soul. In the studio, Wexler wrote, "she never hit a wrong note, never showed a second of self-doubt".
The alleged victim, Niya Rucker , claims she was attacked by Casanova and his crew at Good Stuff Diner around 4:40 AM last week. According to a former White House staff, Melania Trump is counting down until she can divorce President Donald Trump .
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The two countries plan to launch a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $16 billion worth of goods from each country on August 23. Worries about damage to the global economy from the dispute have hurt prices, which hit their lowest since June 2017 overnight.
The difference is that unlike Russian Federation , the US and Turkey are North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members. For its part, Turkey would like to see the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, who now lives in Pennsylvania.
Relations between Turkey and the United States have been soured by Brunson's detention, as well as diverging interests on Syria. Ankara said it will impose extra tariffs on imports of products including rice, vehicles, alcohol, coal and cosmetics.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76
Her father was a popular preacher and she grew up with gospel greats like Albertina Walker and Mahalia Jackson visiting her home. She also scored an worldwide number-one hit with "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", her duet with George Michael .
You Can Now Talk to Alexa Using Cortana
Microsoft may benefit from having popular Alexa skills available on Cortana, which got a slower start in the smart speaker game. The companies promise that the experience will become better and more robust as they become available to more people over time.