Remembering Aretha Franklin Franklin died today at 76. When she spoke with Terry Gross in 1999, she told stories behind some of her greatest recordings, like "Respect." The "Queen of Soul" also talked about her formative years, singing gospel music in the Baptist church where her father Rev. C. L. Franklin preached.
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Remembering Aretha Franklin

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Remembering Aretha Franklin

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Franklin died today at 76. When she spoke with Terry Gross in 1999, she told stories behind some of her greatest recordings, like "Respect." The "Queen of Soul" also talked about her formative years, singing gospel music in the Baptist church where her father Rev. C. L. Franklin preached.