This morning Aretha Franklin aka “The Queen of Soul” died leaving her fans sadden. But she is now pain free from pancreatic cancer. Per all the blogs, she was at peace with her journey. And she definitely had an amazing journey and left us with a lot to remember her by.
Franklin’s career covered over 6 decades. She started singing gospel music in a church where her father was the minister. She signed with her first major record label in 1960. By 1968, Franklin was an established artist with her chart-topper hits like “Respect,” “Chain of Fools” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Women.” This same year she sang at the memorial service of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where she performed “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”
Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1987 — a year before the Beatles were inducted. In 1994, at age 52, she became the youngest at that time to receive a Kennedy Center Honor. Franklin has 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins. She has performed at the inaugurations of three presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.
Although, we all know the price of life is death, it’s still hard to accept when we loose people that have made such an impact on the world. The Queen of Soul will be missed but her music legacy will never be forgotten. Fashion Chit-Chat Blog is sending our prayers and condolences to the family at this difficult time.