Stevie Wonder Remembers His Final Words To A Dying Aretha Franklin
Aug 18 2018 by Johnnie Parsons
"Incredible what she did with the song, originally done by Otis Redding", Wonder said.
Franklin is to buried with other members of her family at Woodlawn Cemetery.
"I want to be sad because we lost Aretha Franklin, but I had to go in the street and dance", he told AFP, remembering how he loved her music and those of black artists who recorded at Motown in the 1960s.
Umm, is that Patti LaBelle in the corner? "Some of my greatest songs were inspired by hers that I loved".
One of the original divas, Franklin's team also stated that her "dressing room must be supplied with a cool mist humidifier" and "all air conditioning vents must be turned off or taped shut, to prevent any cold air from flowing". The Queen of Soul will lie in state from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m. on August 28 and 29. What's more, her gift was incomparable. "She will be missed!"
"You better THINK about keeping the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, out of your mouth", one Twitter user wrote, adding his belief that Franklin likely had zero respect for Trump. She also revealed that she was donating her famous 2009 inauguration hat to the Obama Presidential Library, "That hat took on a life of its own".
She said "R.E.S.P.E.C.T." also touched her as a powerful song that she believes gave women and people of color a sense of pride and energy. And a new report claims he was begging the Queen of Soul. In 2017, Franklin retired from touring, although she did commit to performing at more intimate venues.
Sources said that Franklin had "finally listened to her boys". "I was stunned at the emotion, the power and sheer musical talent pouring out of this woman". In May, she was the sole guest on the show where she performed some comedy sketches and sang her first single "No Tears Left to Cry" from her new album. But to her fans, her true title will always be the Queen of Soul.
Danny Loong, the co-founder of Timbre Group, is planning a tribute show for Franklin some time in September at blues and roots nightspot Barber Shop By Timbre. Though she left the city to pursue her career in NY and Los Angeles, she returned to the city in 1982 to be closer to her family. According to Entertainment Tonight, Davis has been working on the concert for "months". 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.