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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died: AP, citing publicist
CNBC ^ | 16 AUG 18 | CNBC Staff

Posted on 08/16/2018 7:10:15 AM PDT by DCBryan1

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died: AP, citing publicist

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 1; arethafranklin; arethafranklinobit; bluesbrothers; detroit; michigan; music; queenofsoul; respect
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1 posted on 08/16/2018 7:10:15 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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I hope God doesn’t ever “Rest her Soul”. Sing on Aretha.

Long live the queen.


2 posted on 08/16/2018 7:11:13 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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Update from link:

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn. The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.

3 posted on 08/16/2018 7:13:43 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progs, socialists, or democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!!!!)
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An American Treasure. Always will be..


4 posted on 08/16/2018 7:14:31 AM PDT by Shady (We WON the Battle, Now let's WIN THE WAR!!!!)
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To: DCBryan1

Lifts a glass in toast.

Godspeed m’lady.


5 posted on 08/16/2018 7:15:49 AM PDT by Skywise
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I remember great parties with her music in the ‘60’s.


6 posted on 08/16/2018 7:17:34 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

May Ms. Aretha’s memory be eternal.


7 posted on 08/16/2018 7:17:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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Sad. She was the Queen of Soul.

She always had my propers.


8 posted on 08/16/2018 7:18:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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I Feel a special kinship with Aretha, because my vocal coach also worked with her.

RIP, Queen of Soul.


9 posted on 08/16/2018 7:18:50 AM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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What a legend and powerhouse. She truly expressed the SOUL of America to the world and is beloved by so many around the world. Much R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her, her family, and the legacy of all her accomplishments. May GOD rest her bold and beautiful soul.


10 posted on 08/16/2018 7:19:08 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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An American Treasure. Always will be..

Yes she is/was! RIP, Lady of Soul!

11 posted on 08/16/2018 7:29:27 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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My husband just came and told me. Very sad. Rest in peace!


12 posted on 08/16/2018 7:31:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

More than just a little bit


13 posted on 08/16/2018 7:32:07 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Moderates/Independents/Non-voters" Are DIMS REALLY who you'd want BACK in POWER?)
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THINK!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vet6AHmq3_s


14 posted on 08/16/2018 7:46:27 AM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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I was just driving home from the dentist. Turned on the radio, “Respect” was playing, and I thought, “she must have died.”

The song after that was also by Aretha, so then I was sure.


15 posted on 08/16/2018 7:59:04 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

41 years ago today the “King” of Rock and Roll also died......


16 posted on 08/16/2018 8:02:19 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I once found a needle in a haystack but it wasn't the one I was looking for...)
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Sad day in the world of music. I remember reading here a few days ago that she was in grave condition.

She was from an era where there were true "divas", not these phony wannabees today who have to rely on auto-tune in order to sound better than a braying donkey.

A band I was in used to play several of her her tunes, including the obvious hits. One of my favorites, though, never made it that big: Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It For The Door).

17 posted on 08/16/2018 8:05:35 AM PDT by mellow velo
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God bless her.


18 posted on 08/16/2018 8:12:31 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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Ahhhhhhhh d@$%@*!

This really sucks. She’s one of those that you always feel glad to hear that they were still touring and selling out venues.

Keith Richards still survives, though.


19 posted on 08/16/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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R.I.P.

One of a kind talent! Loved her.

20 posted on 08/16/2018 8:16:43 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP! WWG1WGA)
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