A very young Aretha with her biggest crush (and musical idol), Sam Cooke, possibly an early 1960s photo (1963, 1964-ish).

Motown artist, Sam Cooke, with a very young Aretha Franklin. Cooke was Franklin's biggest crush (and musical idol), possibly an early photo

On This Day In 1987 Aretha Franklin Became the First Women to Enter the Rock Hall of Fame #music #history #mousailink

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician…

Aretha Franklin (1942-Present) The Queen of Soul, best known for demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T, is still, at 68, a powerhouse vocalist, pianist and songwriter. Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1987; she performed at President Barack Obama's Inauguration; and she holds the record for most Grammys for Best Female R&B; Vocal Performance, with 11. Perhaps most notably, she's a self-taught piano prodigy who recorded her first album at the age of…

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

♣♥Aretha Franklin♥♣ (( Queen of soul )) Aretha Franklin Louis March 1942 years) ¡sex kisses beers beat rock and roll!

Glynn Turman and Aretha Franklin  Who knew? Depending on which decade you were born, you may remember Glynn Turman best for his role in Cooley High or his stint as  retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor on A Different World or his role on the HBO drama The Wire.  Needless to say, we had no idea that the actor was married to Aretha Franklin from 1978-1984. They had no children together.

Did You Know They WERE Married?

Aretha Franklin & Glynn Turman best known for Cooley High, retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor on A Different World or the HBO drama The Wire. Married to Aretha Franklin no children

Aretha Franklin is crowned the "Queen of Soul" at the Regal Theater in Chicago-May 1964.

Aretha Franklin - 1964

Aretha Franklin being "officially" crowned Queen of Soul, May 1964 at Chicago Regal Theater. Photo: Isaac Sutton for Ebony

Aretha Franklin at age 14. "Precious Lord Take My Hand"

Precious Aretha Franklin @ 14 years of age singing Mr.

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved 180g Vinyl LP

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved 180g Vinyl LP

Aretha Franklin I Never Loved Vinyl LP Franklin Named Best Singer in History by Rolling Stone: This is Her Debut! Originally released in this is Aretha Franklin's first album for Atlantic a

Aretha Franklin - RESPECT - song lyrics, music lyrics

I Would Add This to the story because no matter what age you are you should be respected and this relates to the story because the teacher didn't let Rachel tell her that it wasn't hers.

Aretha Louise Franklin (born 3/25/42) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. In a recording career that has spanned over half a century, her repertoire has included gospel, jazz, blues, R, pop, rock and funk. She is known as one of the most important popularizers of the soul music genre and is referred to as the Queen of Soul. She began her singing career in her father's church at the age of ten and started recording four years later.

Before They Were Famous: 14 High School Pics of Of Our Favorite Black Female Singers

Aretha Louise Franklin (born 03/1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and

Aretha Louise Franklin (born 03/1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and

Cholly Atkins coaches a 19 year-old Aretha Franklin for an appearance at the Apollo Theater, circa 1960

19 year-old Aretha Franklin coached by Cholly Atkins for an appearance at the Apollo Theater, circa 1960 -- pre-aerobics

Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin continues to inspire with her music and her generosity. Viva, queen of soul!

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