19 Times Aretha Franklin Proved She Was The Greatest Of All Time
Aretha Franklin died on August 16, 2018 — but she'll be the Queen of Soul forever. Here are 19 legendary songs and performances that prove it.
Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN.
She was raised by her mom Barbara, a pianist and singer, and her preacher dad, C.L.. Her parents separated when she was a child, and her mother died when she was only nine. Franklin dropped out of high school in her sophomore year, but had learned how to play piano by ear at home.