aretha franklin

April 29, 1967

April 29, 2017 // 3 Comments

On this day in 1967, Aretha Franklin’s version of ‘Respect’ was released. Originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, Franklin’s version [...]

January 3, 1987

January 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Today in 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Franklin would go on to be awarded many more accolades. In 1990, she [...]

January 10, 1968

January 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Today in 1968, Aretha Franklin received a gold record for her single, ‘Chain of Fools’. The song hit the top spot on the U.S. R&B charts, staying in the No. 1 [...]

February 15, 1969

February 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today in 1969, Vickie Jones, a hairdresser in Virginia, was arrested in Fort Meyers, Fla., for giving a fake Aretha Franklin concert. The show was apparently quite good – [...]
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