Aretha Franklin: Queen for life and in death

Music’s greatest royal demanded ‘Respect’ — and earned it.

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Aretha Franklin before a 2015 performance at the White House (Photo: Pete Souza)

Down to earth but out of this world

Aretha’s gay connection

The ultimate cover girl

Spotify playlist 1: My Top 10 Aretha Franklin tracks that aren’t the obvious classics

Spotify playlist 2: My top 10 Aretha Franklin classics

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”

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