Remembering Aretha Franklin | NYT News

Remembering Aretha Franklin | NYT News

In a musical career that spanned more than five decades, Aretha Franklin had over 100 singles on the Billboard charts. But more importantly, says Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for The New York Times, she freed other singers to let their voices fly.

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35 Responses

  1. Ben Steiner says:

    RIP the queen of soul

  2. Eva Tarnawski says:

    Rest in peace! 💔

  3. Alexis Kiser says:

    Rip to the queen!

  4. Anas Atassi says:

    She was one of a kind. Rest in peace, Queen of Soul.

  5. Beverly Huttinger says:

    WOW, she was young too, only 76!

  6. The New York Times says:

    Read more about Ms. Franklin’s life:

  7. Elizabeth Gray says:

    This gifted graceful lady dies on the same day as Elvis. There’s some great music being sung in heaven today. This lady was classy and never spoke or behaved in any way other than that of a true “lady”.

  8. Devan Shepard says:

    This woman is one of the few whose music goes over 5 decades. Thank you for the music Mrs franklin

  9. Habla Mierda says:

    RIP Queen of Soul, always respect.

  10. Claire says:

    Was this prerecorded? How did you guys produce this do quickly?

  11. Eduardo Souza says:

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T R.I.P. Aretha, The Queen of Soul

  12. Star Gazer says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing her live about 17 years ago…Ms. Franklin was flawless …I have to say I will always treasure her recording of ‘Tiny Sparrow’…..Sublime.

  13. Daniel Appleton says:

    The world is poorer for her loss but richer for having had her in the first place. R.I.P, Queen of Soul.

  14. Alan Parker says:

    She definitely got my R.E.S.P.E.C.T! What a legend and what a voice! R.I.P

  15. Joshua Gabriel says:

    Aretha Franklin is number#1 queen of soul and she loves sing “respect” debut in 1967! She is brilliant r&b songs and I love it so much!❤️

  16. Rose Agaatsz says:

    Aretha, this time i am the one praying for you, thank you for all those beautiful songs and great memories. RIP Aretha 🙏🏻

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  18. Tony Yay says:

    R.I.P Queen of Soul

  19. AGNEZ MO Worldwide says:

    RIP queen of soul. AGNEZ MO said that Aretha Franklin is one of her biggest musical influences.

  20. Xavier Thompson says:

    A queen like no other, she is a legend!😩😢💙💎👑💯💖🙏

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