Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

01 September, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • Vincent Street wipes down the casket of legendary singer Aretha Franklin at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit Wednesday Aug. 29 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP

Her family said in a statement at the time: "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart".

"You're gonna be one of the future voices in the choir of angels because you know you'd have to be". She gave us a regal bar to reach, " Sharpton said. On Thursday night, a sold-out tribute concert was held at Detroit's Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre. "I was there at what turned out to be the last public singing she ever did at Elton John's AIDS benefit a year ago".

"This woman got us all here in these seats today, not because she had this breathtaking talent, which she did, not because she grew up.as at least a princess of soul. but because she lived with courage", Clinton said. We liked to eat and cook, ' Knight said as she walked into the service.

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Chaka, a storied singer in her own right, told press she was nervous about her performance.

"Nothing sounded better to me than the way my grandma sings", Victorie Franklin said. I am proud to have met Aretha, and am grateful that her music will continue to bring joy to millions for generations to come.

"She understood how to wield power without raising her voice". She is remembered for her massive catalog of iconic songs, including "Respect", "I Never Loved a Man (the Way That I Love You)", "Think" and many others. "To say I was humbled to be in her presence would be an understatement". Her contribution was a popular hymn called "I'll Fly Away". She was a civil rights activist when it wasn't popular. "She took the gifts God gave her and she kept getting a little bigger every day".

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Greater Grace Temple is calling on people with pink Cadillacs to line up before the funeral in an effort to create a "Freeway of Love" in tribute to Franklin. She sang "I Dreamed a Dream" at his 1993 inauguration and was back for another performance at his second inauguration in 1997, and Clinton awarded her a National Medal of Arts and Humanities in 1999.

Franklin was dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit, and she was dressed head-to-heel in red for her first public viewing on Tuesday, a nod to her membership in the sorority Delta Sigma Theta.

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