Aretha Franklin

Franklin, Aretha, 1942–, American singer, b. Memphis. She began singing in the choir of her father's church. Known as the "Queen of Soul," she recorded such hits as "Respect,""Chain of Fools," and "Who's Zoomin' Who,""(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman," and "Highway of Love."

See her autobiography (with David Ritz, 1999).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Aretha Franklin from Fact Monster:

  • Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin soul singer Born: 3/25/1942 Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee Soul singer Aretha ...
  • Black Musicians - The following list includes African-American singers, composers, rappers, pianists, and other musicians who have contributed to the world of music, including Count Basie, Akon, Natalie Cole, Missy Elliot, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, and more.
  • Aretha Franklin - Biography of Aretha Franklin, The "Queen of Soul" who sang "Respect"
  • JoJo - Biography of JoJo, Singer of "Leave (Get Out)"
  • This Day in History: January 3 - January 3 1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X. 1777 George Washington defeated ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Music: Popular and Jazz: Biographies