Happy Birthday to the Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin. She turns 74 years young today, and she’s still rocking. The Queen was voted number 1 singer of all time by Rolling Stone, and she keeps rolling! Born in Memphis, raised in Detroit, Aretha is the standard bearer of all great American performers. She’ll celebrate today with her kids and grandkids in Detroit, then come to New York in mid April for her annual gala.
Here’s her beautiful tribute to Natalie Cole from New Year’s Day this year
And the Kennedy Center 1992
1975 Grammy Awards
and this past Kennedy Center Honors