Franklin, Aretha, 1942-2018

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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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referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn New Bethel Baptist Church (Detroit, Mich.). New Bethel Baptist Church records, 1979-2002. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Atlantic Recording Corporation Records (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Library and Archives). Atlantic Recording Corporation Records, 1928-1990, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
referencedIn Wexler, Jerry. Jerry Wexler collection, 1967-2004. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn C. L. Franklin Papers, 1957-1991, 1963-1984 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wilson, Flip. Flip. [Season 4, episode 10 : script]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Franklin, Aretha, 1942-.... Somewhere. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Wexler, Jerry. Jerry Wexler Papers, 1943-2004, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, 1932-. Johnston, Bob, collection, [ca. 1950s-1980s] University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Duke Ellington recordings collection Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Obama Inaugural Photograph Collection, 2009-197., 2009 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Franklin, C. L. (Clarence LaVaughn), 1915-1984. C. L. Franklin papers, 1957-1991 (bulk 1963-1984). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, collection 92-082., [ca. 1950s-1980s] Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn New Bethel Baptist Church (Detroit, Mich.). New Bethel Baptist Church records, 1979-1988. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Franklin, C. L. (Clarence LaVaughn), 1915-1984. C. L. Franklin papers, 1957-1991 (bulk 1963-1984). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Oldham, Spooner. Spooner Oldham Papers, 1966-2007, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Dodge, Joseph Jeffers person
associatedWith Franklin, C. L. (Clarence LaVaughn), 1915-1984. person
associatedWith Johnston, Bob, 1932- person
associatedWith Johnston, Bob, 1932-. person
associatedWith Kennerly, David Hume person
associatedWith McNeely, Robert person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Naythons, Matthew person
associatedWith New Bethel Baptist Church (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Oldham, Spooner. person
associatedWith Wexler, Jerry. person
associatedWith Wexler, Jerry. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Memphis TN US
Detroit MI US
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Gospel musicians--United States
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Birth 1942-03-25

Death 2018-08-16

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