Aretha Franklin

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1987

Inducted by: Keith Richards

Nominated in: 1986   1987

First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1989 (ranked #15) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
Aretha Now (1968)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Respect (1967)
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967)
Chain of Fools (1967)
I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (1967)
Think (1968)

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I really don,t know how much this should be quoted on I am guessing some of you have heard how Aretha Franklin had canceled concert dates due to illness and that she just had surgery again I don,t know how much this should be quoted on but I read and heard today that she was diagnosed susposedly with unfortunatley pancreatic cancer as I said she had surgery so its pretty much hear say otherwise I wish her a speedy recovery.

Posted by DL on Thursday, 12.9.10 @ 10:34am

Ahmet Ertegun had this to say about Aretha Franklin: " I don't think there is anyone I know who possesses a voice like hers and who has such a background in gospel and blues. She is blessed with a wonderful combination of urban sophistication and a deep feeling of the blues."

Aretha has been called "Lady Soul" and it's not hard to see why. She is a singer of passion and control whose recordings define soul in all it's glory. More than any other singer, she was the embodiment of 60s soul and her amazing run of hits with Atlantic Records like "Chain of Fools", "Respect" and "Think" have made her one of the most successful black singers in the history of rock and roll.

Yet as much as she is an international insitution, much of her work outside Atlantic is often changing direction and fitfully inspired. Still, the influences that she pasted on to later generations of singers from Janis Joplin to Whitney Houston still radiate throughout the world of music today.

Posted by Andrew on Monday, 02.18.13 @ 22:59pm

Aretha Franklin sang the remake of the A Different World theme song.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 07.7.13 @ 07:47am

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