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Remembering Aretha!

It was a sad day last week when the Queen of Soul passed away. I wanted to share a few of my favorite Aretha bits of trivia, quotes, songs and albums.

Did you know? (Trivia)

  • Aretha was a last minute replacement for Luciano Pavarotti to sing opera at The Grammys with only 20 minutes notice (Amazing!) in 1998.
  1. Aretha sang at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial in 1968.

Some favorite Aretha quotes:
Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.
It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I've done my job.
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off. 

Some favorite "greatest hits" albums to remember Aretha by: