Aretha Franklin, Dead at 76

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin was 76. She was the Queen of Soul who placed more than 100 singles in the Billboard charts, including 17 Top 10 pop singles and 20 number one R&B hits.

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Queen of Soul

August 16, 2018 @ 11:58 AM


An incredible singer-songwriter and underrated pianist, the secret ingredient on the songs
in which she was allowed to accompany herself. Fave tracks: "Chain of Fools", "Until You Come
Back to Me", and "Rock Steady." R.I.P.

August 16, 2018 @ 3:28 PM


WTF!!: Fox News mistakenly(?) used a photo of Patti Labelle to accompany its story
about the passing of Aretha Franklin. Not the first time this mistake has been made
by a news outlet, I believe. SMH!!!

August 16, 2018 @ 4:10 PM


Few have been so gifted .....

August 16, 2018 @ 10:47 PM

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BBC World Service documentary "Aretha at 75" is great.

August 17, 2018 @ 8:28 AM


Just curious, has Molly Johnson been interviewed yet for any of the numerous Aretha Franklin
tributes? After all, it wouldn't be a well-rounded conversation/tribute without her keen observations
on the subject!!

August 17, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


She was on The National last night.

August 17, 2018 @ 10:44 AM


Good to know. I hope that with at least ten hours between her appearance on Toronto Mike'd
and the CBC, she was able to both regain her composure and keep the condescension relatively
in check! On another note, any chance that Michael Williams showed up anywhere to offer his
take? Caught him in the aftermath of the deaths of Prince and Maurice White (EWF) and he was
spot-on in his informed analysis.

August 17, 2018 @ 10:49 AM

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