Aretha Franklin's Funeral Will Be Held Aug. 31

20 August, 2018, 15:57 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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People everywhere are celebrating her life and her contributions to music and beyond.

"Going forward, what will be foremost in my mind is, 'What would Aretha do here?"

"In Charleston the best resource was us and then there were several students that filled in as well", Fagaly said. While as a journalist, you always want the scoop, as a person, I just wanted the Queen of Soul to be OK.

At the end of the 1960s, Franklin produced another hit, "Think".

Franklin herself chose Hudson, a Chicago native, for the role.

There's something about when a Queen calls.

When Davis went public with Hudson's casting, it seemed like the movie - linked in reports to MGM - would soon become a reality.

Wonder described his last words to the legend.

Legendary US singer Aretha Franklin.

A funeral for the iconic singer, who died at the age of 76 this week after battling cancer, will take place in hometown of Detroit.

And Jackson recalled one time when Franklin personally stepped up to help King - with her voice.

She continued, "And it is in Detroit that I continue to cultivate my career; it is to Detroit that I direct most of my charitable activities; and it is from Detroit that I receive much love and support, which I reciprocate".

Mason's credits include writing and producing songs for Franklin, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Whitney Houston and Britney Spears.

McCall said Franklin was an inspiration both personally and professionally. He stressed that the production will not be rushed because of Franklin's passing. Sometimes, I'd get a note from her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, who'd let me know that Franklin would like to talk to me; she sometimes rang me on her own. "I knew what she meant". "Her legacy lives forever".

Mason notes certain similarities between Franklin and Hudson, a fellow Midwesterner who grew up in Englewood and graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School. It's really hard to compare anyone with Aretha, though.

"I thought it was excellent. There was a lot of discussion about a lot of people, but Aretha was adamant that it be Jennifer".

"I'll never forget it", he said.

"In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade - our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect", Obama said this week. She also won 10 other Grammy awards as well as recording 20 number-one R&B singles, 112 charted Billboard singles overall and she sold over 75 million records worldwide.

Mason says Franklin raised his game.

To some people, the song's lyrics-Think about what you're trying to do to me-came across as a message with anti-Vietnam War connotations urging the US government to "think" about what it was doing, according to her autobiography.

The last time they spoke by phone, Mason didn't realize it would be their final exchange.

But Franklin was committed to overturning that, Jackson said.

"There's a revival in this city and it will be on the back of the spirit of the Queen", he said.


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