Aretha Franklin

Long Live Aretha Franklin


This week we lost the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin — although she was so much more than that — and so I thought I’d pay tribute to her by giving you the rundown of her time in New York. 

Yes, she was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Detroit, where she passed away last week Thursday, after suffering from pancreatic cancer. But it's in New York, where she recorded so many of her hit songs, and showed the world her incredible voice. 

Here's The Rundown of Aretha Franklin's NYC:

Also, here's Gerald Fraser's NYT report on the 1971 concert Franklin performed at the Apollo.

Now, she truly is home. Rest in peace, Aretha Franklin.