Aretha Franklin

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9/18/14-Aretha's Remake CD!

Aretha Franklin has a new album on the way and we may hear with within two week. According to Roger Friedman, the final mixes are still being put in place but everything is recorded, the album art is done and the set has a tentative title, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Songs of the Great Divas." Included in the set are covers of songs by Adele (Rolling in the Deep, the […]

todaySeptember 18, 2014


6/28/14-R&B Legend Bobby Womack Dies

Bobby Womack, one of the legends of soul and a guest on "The Lost 45s," has died at age 70. At this stage Womack's cause of death has not been announced although in March he revealed he was suffering from colon cancer and undergoing surgery. Bobby Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 after a 50 year career that not only included performing and […]

todayJune 28, 2014


4/17/14-Aretha vs. Labelle fight story

The satire website Nerd News may be in hot water over a fake news story. Numerous sites around the web publish satirical news, The Onion being the best known, that can occasionally be treated as a serious story if taken out of context or the reader is unaware. Such is the case of a Nerd News story on Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle getting into a fistfight. The fake story […]

todayApril 17, 2014


7/13/13- Aretha Franklin ill

Aretha Franklin has once again postponed her hometown show at Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theatre, citing ongoing medical treatments. It has never been revealed what the reason is for the current treatments, only that there have been a series of them and that she is nearing the end. Franklin's publicist issued a statement for the singer where she says she is postponing the concert until next summer due to a […]

todayJuly 13, 2013


5/15/13- Aretha cancels shows

Aretha Franklin has been told by her doctors to cancel her remaining shows for May. In a situation reminiscent of late-2010, no information on her medical condition has been released to the media. Previously, in October of that year, Franklin started cancelling shows leading to prayer vigils, surgery and conjecture that she was suffering from cancer (later denied). She eventually cancelled six months worth of appearances. The cancelled dates are […]

todayMay 15, 2013


6/19/12- Aretha Franklin wants to Judge!

Aretha Franklin 'would love to be a judge' on a talent show like The X Factor. The musical legend has been impressed by some of the contestants when she tunes into popular singing competitions on TV. However, she was dismayed that she hasn't been offered a seat on the panel of any of the programmes. Aretha was surprised that iconic stars such as herself and other greats aren't being considered […]

todayJune 19, 2012


1/24/12 – Aretha calls off wedding plans

Aretha Franklin won't be getting fitted for a wedding gown after all: She's called off her engagement. A statement released Monday by her representative said Franklin's wedding to Willie Wilkerson wasn't going to happen. "Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time," Franklin said. […]

todayJanuary 23, 2012


1/04/12 – Queen of Soul to marry!

Legendary soul singer and "Lost 45s" guest Aretha Franklin is engaged to her "longtime friend and confidant," William 'Willie' Wilkerson, Franklin's spokeswoman said in a statement. The "forever friends" are thinking about getting married in Miami Beach, Florida, with a reception afterward aboard a luxury yacht, the statement added. The 69-year-old singer is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and Vera Wang to design her dress. "We're looking at June or July […]

todayJanuary 5, 2012