Watch Aretha Franklin Slay Her Final Public Performance

"You prepare yourself intellectually for the reality". I was like, 'Why not?' You know? She spoke for all of us for whom the collateral damage of our personal lives is a mere succession of footnotes to the persistent and all-engulfing stream of self-expression that propels us through, above, and beyond the beginnings of life, up to and past the end of it. But to her fans, her true title will always be the Queen of Soul. Author Michael Eric Dyson, who knew Franklin for 15 years and wrote an op-ed in The New York Times titled "The Church of Aretha Franklin", notes that Franklin had the "voice of a century".

Aretha Franklin's voice was a pure, painful, and unforgettable expression of American history and American feeling, the collective experience of black Americans and her own life.

"It was special. I would get up and peek down the steps to see who was coming in and who was going out", she added. "She was very, very graceful".

"You know, for the last couple of days, it has not been good".

"She's a baby, and they're trading stories with her and she's feeling their frequency and their vibration and they're teaching her music", he said. The audience also reacted positively, giving her a standing ovation.

"My mother is playing Aretha Franklin's album and she has on 'Dr".

The Souls will play Franklin's famous songs like Chain Of Fools (1968) and I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) (1967) at their upcoming shows that includes a set at Hero's, a live music venue and sports bar on Aug 30, as well as at Beerfest.

Wonder said he and Franklin were talking about collaborating as recently as two months ago. His tweet following the news of her passing was also criticized by Franklin fans for its insensitivity.

"I get this phone call from this gentleman". "That girl done took my song from me", Otis Redding, who wrote and originally recorded the tune, famously told Wexler, after hearing the studio tape.

She said they arrived to find a gorgeous gift basket. More pointedly, even if she had worked for him, some asked, what was the relevance of that fact on the day of her death? "She was generous to everybody, everybody". According to Celebrity Net Worth, the musician had made a hefty sum of money during her career. It makes you sit back and think about every time you might've low-balled yourself to make yourself available and useful for other's needs and wants or all the times you wanted a job to take you instead of you taking the job.

  • Salvatore Jensen