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Aretha Franklin Died on Same Day as Elvis Presley

The Queen and King have something else in common.<p>Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday following a battle with pancreatic cancer, died on the …

Aretha Franklin’s performance at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors proves she’ll always be the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin passed away today aged 76.<p>The legend died at her home in Detroit, with her publicist confirming that her cause of death was due to …

Aretha Franklin: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

Aretha Franklin was more than a woman, more than a diva and more than an entertainer. Aretha Franklin was an American institution. Aretha Franklin died Thursday in her home city of Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Her death was confirmed by her publicist, …

Aretha Franklin Is a Musical Legend, But Let’s Talk About How She’s Also a Civil Rights Hero

When news broke Thursday morning that the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin had died, the outpouring of love for the music icon was instant. While her voice and musical career are unsurpassed, many civil rights and feminist activists will also remember how her dedication to social equality helped …

Aretha Franklin: The Deep Cuts

Just the mention of Aretha Franklin's name conjures up the memory of her undeniable voice. And with a career spanning more than five decades, touching gospel, R&B and pop, Franklin has earned her place in the history books and in the hearts of music fans.<p>Though the Detroit-raised powerhouse is …

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Remembering Aretha Franklin: 10 amazing live performances the Queen of Soul left us with

We remember the Queen of Soul.

Aretha Franklin Dead: Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper, Diana Ross, More React

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died today at the age of 76. The music world has reacted to her passing. Below, see tributes and remembrances from Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper, Diana Ross, Carole King, Clive Davis, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Liam Gallagher, John Legend, the Silver Jews, …

The 50 Greatest Aretha Franklin Songs

50<p>“Jump to It” (1982)<p>The title track of Franklin’s 1982 LP paired her with Luther Vandross just as he was rocketing into position as one of the …

A Life Well Lived: Major Events in the Life of Aretha

A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin:<p><b>March 1942 —</b> Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, a …

Aretha Franklin, a Pop Star Who Could Make You See God

“This is a song that a girl took away from me.” That’s Otis Redding onstage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival introducing “Respect,” which he’d …

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Watch the moment in rural Alabama when Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76 in her home in Detroit, was an icon of strength and power for her feminist/civil-rights anthem “Respect.” She won 18 Grammys, sold more than 75 million records, and was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone …

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A new photo book shows off the hedonistic playground of Studio 54

Studio 54 was the number one spot for gloriously mad partying in New York in the late 70s.<p>Celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Diana …

The 20 Essential Mozart Recordings | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

Take a musical deep dive into Mozart. Get acquainted with our picks for the 20 essential Mozart recordings.

John Coltrane Draws a Mysterious Diagram Illustrating the Mathematical & Mystical Qualities of Music

In a post earlier this year, we wrote about a drawing John Coltrane gave his friend and mentor Yusef Lateef, who reproduced it in his book <i>Repository</i> …

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Listening to George Michael in Taiwan

International Community Radio Taiwan—I.C.R.T. for short—began airing in 1979, shortly after the United States, pressured by China, broke formal diplomatic ties with the island. For the previous two decades, the station had broadcast music and news for American military personnel, as part of the …

The Day The Doors’ Fire Was Lit

Fascinating stories behind the band’s meteoric rise and the bold business that pushed their debut LP to the top<p><b>By Mick Houghton</b><p>A<b>fter Elektra Records</b> …

The scene reflects on iconic artists who we lost in 2016 - Alternative Press

Now that the whirlwind of 2016 has come to an end, we wanted to take a moment to remember some of the talent we lost last year. Though these talented …

Universal to Release Prince’s Vault Music, Post-1995 Albums

Prince‘s material from his legendary music vault will finally be released. On Thursday, the singer’s estate announced an agreement with Universal …

Aretha Franklin – Queen of Soul's career in pictures

Singer Aretha Franklin has announced she will retire – after recording one final album with Stevie Wonder – 61 years on from the release of her first record. The Queen of Soul revealed her plans on a Detroit TV channel, saying: ‘I must tell you, I am retiring this year’

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The 25 Best Grammy Awards Beauty Moments of All Time, from Aretha Franklin to Selena Gomez

The Grammy Awards are an opportunity for musicians to show off their wacky, eccentric style, both on stage and on the red carpet. From Aretha Franklin's blue, frosted eye to Gwen Stefani's iconic '90s up do and Lady Gaga's soft, silver waves, there's no predicting what adventurous style the stars …