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Aretha Franklin died August 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin died August 16, 2018

  Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. On March 25, 1942, Aretha Louise Franklin was born at 406 Lucy Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara (née Siggers) and Clarence LaVaughn “C. L.” Franklin. Her father was a Baptist minister and circuit preacher originally from Shelby, Mississippi, while her mother was an accomplished piano player and vocalist. The family moved to Buffalo, New York, when Aretha was just two, and then, before her fifth birthday, to Detroit,…
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