Aretha Franklin

“Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.”

Today singer Aretha Franklin, ‘The Queen of Soul’, passed away at the age of 76. She has left us with a legacy we will never forget.

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