C610 Aretha franklin and the soul of r&b

Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942. Her mother, Barbara Siggers Franklin, was a gospel singer and pianist. Her father, the Rev. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, known as C. L., preached.  When she was 6, her parents separated;  she remained with her father.   Her mother died about five years later from a... Continue Reading →

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