Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only...Wikipedia
Born: 25th March, 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Height: 5' 5" (165 cm)
Claim to Fame: Respect
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Whitney Houston's legacy continues to grow more than two years after her death. As revealed on the Today show on Tuesday, Sept. 16, famed producer Clive Davis plans to release a compilation CD/DVD of the late superstar's greatest live performances — her first-ever live album.
"Stemming from the '80s and '90s, she, without question, was the greatest vocalist in the world. I want history to know that," Davis, who discovered Houston and also works with Jennifer Hudson and Aretha Franklin, told Today's Hoda Kotb of the "How Will I... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 months ago
JIMMY PAGE To Receive Honorary Degree At Berklee Commencement
March 13, 2014
Berklee College Of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Jimmy Page, Geri Allen, Valerie Simpson and Thara Memory with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 10, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance.
This year's honorary doctorate recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 10 months ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor's recommendation.
A Monday news release says Franklin will need treatment during the time period shows were scheduled with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20 and at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut on May 26. The release doesn't specify what kind of treatment and her publicist did not immediately respond to a message seeking details.
Singer Janelle Monae will step in for Franklin for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Corporate... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
NEW YORK (AP) — One of rock's pioneers will be celebrated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall.
Chuck Berry will be honored by the hall as part of its American Music Masters series.
Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In October, the icon will be the subject of a week-long celebration by the hall and Case Western Reserve University. It kicks off Oct. 22 and ends with an all-star tribute concert on Oct 27. Performers have yet to be announced, though Berry is set to take the stage.
In a statement released Tuesday,... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aretha Franklin has a lot more than her 70th birthday to celebrate: She's reuniting with one of her musical mentors, Clive Davis, for a new album.
In an interview at her swanky birthday party on Saturday, Franklin said she and Davis, who helped engineer her comeback in the 1980s, would be working on new music.
"I have re-signed with Clive Davis, so I'm recording with Clive again," said Franklin of the music mogul, who is associated with Sony Music Entertainment.
Franklin said that after Davis' birthday next month,... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
The Blues Are Back
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."
11/9/05: Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Other recipients were Frank Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Gen. Richard Myers, Paul Rusesabagina, Carol Burnett, Andy Griffith, Vint Cerf and his Internet co-developer Robert Kahn, Jack Nicklaus, Alan Greenspan and former congressman G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery.
Voted the greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
If a song`s about something I`ve experienced or that could`ve happened to me it`s good. But if it`s alien to me, I couldn`t lend anything to it. Because that`s what soul is all about.
I`m a big woman. I need big hair.