Aretha Franklin

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9/1/18-Gladys Knight on Whitney

Soul legend Gladys Knight is still struggling with Whitney Houston's drug-related death, because she didn't see it coming. As she prepared to perform at a memorial for another music icon, Aretha Franklin, on Thursday the singer had Whitney on her heart and mind, insisting she'll never quite come to terms with her 2012 death. "I had not heard a talent like that," she told the BBC in a new interview. […]

todaySeptember 1, 2018


8/16/18-Queen of Soul Passes

(CNN) Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. The "official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer […]

todayAugust 16, 2018


8/13/18-Aretha Franklin Gravely Ill

Aretha Franklin is reportedly fighting for her life. The 76-year-old's family and friends have reportedly dashed to Detroit, Michigan, where the Queen of Soul grew up, to be by her bedside, according to veteran reporter Roger Friedman in his column "She is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy," he wrote. "Aretha is surrounded by family and people close to her. She will be […]

todayAugust 13, 2018


3/17/18-Aretha ill

Aretha Franklin's health is a concern again after the soul legend pulled out of shows for the next two months under doctor's orders. The Queen of Soul will not be performing on her 76th birthday, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey as planned, and she has also cancelled her appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April. The singer's management team tells USA Today […]

todayMarch 17, 2018


8/28/16-Aretha sick again

Aretha Franklin pulled out of the Tony Bennett 90th birthday salute due to unspecified health issues earlier this week. On Friday, Franklin went on to cancel more dates due to doctor’s orders. She said in a statement: Regretfully, due to doctors’ orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so. I’m especially disappointed because two of them are among my favorite cities, Washington D.C. […]

todayAugust 28, 2016


3/26/16-Aretha's movie quest

R&B legend and "Lost 45s" guest Aretha Franklin is $15 million away from financing her forthcoming biographical film. The 74-year-old singer has been making hits in the music industry since the 1960s and movie producers are eager to document her incredible journey in a biopic - and fortunately for fans, a screen adaptation of her fascinating life story is coming soon. "We are speaking right now to some people out […]

todayMarch 26, 2016


1/4/16-Latest Online Show!

On demand 24/7 commercial free until 1/11 at - Theme: Hit Remakes! Guests: Cat Stevens, Daryl Hall, Bonnie Pointer, Phil Margo of the Tokens and Rick Finch from the Sunshine Band! Plus, a three fer from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! And, the first charted mash-up, which comes from 1983 and a song for the late Natalie Cole! Listen now!

todayJanuary 4, 2016


12/7/15-Latest Show: "No" Songs!

Commercial free on demand at until 12/14 - Theme: "No" songs! Guests: Aretha Franklin, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, Juice Newton, Don Barnes from .38 Special, Robert Ellis Orrall and the late John Whitehead! Plus, a "yes" 3-fer! Listen now and tell others about this unique show!

todayDecember 7, 2015


10/22/14-Aretha wants Stevie & Smokey

Aretha Franklin thinks it's 'ridiculous' she hasn't collaborated with Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. The legendary singer is giving fans a treat with her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, a compilation of covers. She's had many special moments in her life, but there are still a few things the 72-year-old hopes to achieve. 'The presidential inauguration for Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama and President Carter. And […]

todayOctober 22, 2014