|Aretha Franklin was a singer, songwriter and pianist. Born on 25 March 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee she began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit where her father was a minister. She passed away on 16 August 2018.|
Aretha won 18 Grammy Awards and was the first female performer inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her powerful voice will be associated with many hits including Respect, Chain of Fools and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.