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Old 08-16-2018, 09:17 AM
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Aretha Passes

RIP. One of my fondest memories of the Queen.

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Old 08-16-2018, 09:34 AM
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Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76 http://n.pr/2shkNoz
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:01 AM
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Sad news. Rest in peace, Aretha Franklin.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:20 AM
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:30 PM
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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...2b415d765f8d?a
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:56 PM
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RIP, a music icon and The Queen of Soul.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:40 PM
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Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:58 PM
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The full Obama quote:

America has no royalty. But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring. Born in Memphis and raised in Detroit, Aretha Franklin grew up performing gospel songs in her father’s congregation. For more than six decades since, every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine. Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. She helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human. And sometimes she helped us just forget about everything else and dance.
Aretha may have passed on to a better place, but the gift of her music remains to inspire us all. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. Michelle and I send our prayers and warmest sympathies to her family and all those moved by her song.


And the Dotard's abbreviated comment:

“She worked for me on numerous occasions."
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:12 PM
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Who but Aretha Franklin would be number one in the Rolling Stone list of greatest singers?

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Old 08-17-2018, 08:22 AM
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