Franklin, Aretha, 1942-2018

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Dates:
Birth 1942-03-25
Death 2018-08-16
Americans

Biographical notes:

Aretha Louise Franklin, also known as, (b. March 25, 1942, Memphis, Tennessee; d. August 16, 2018, Detroit, Michigan) was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success.

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Occupations:

  • Singers
  • Gospel musicians--United States

Places:

  • Memphis, TN, US
  • Detroit, MI, US