REMEMBERING Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee. The singer signed with Columbia Records before signing with Atlantic Records. The Queen of Soul made her breakthrough with hits like, “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Franklin later signed with Arista Records and released her albums, ‘Jump to It,’ ‘Aretha’
and more. The Queen of Soul passed on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. She is one of the most charted female artists in history with
112 singles on ‘Billboard.’ Franklin has also received Grammys and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was also inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin!