The incomparable Aretha Franklin blazed a trail for countless others and her indelible mark on music is next to none. Her passing today at the age of 76 is a reminder that there has never been a voice like hers and there likely won't be one ever again.
In an era of backing tracks and studio wizardry, only the true talents rise up to the top. Aretha Franklin never needed Auto-Tune or any assistance when it came to her voice, and throughout six decades, she proved time and time again why she was “The Queen of Soul.”
Aretha Franklin has been on the minds of music fans the world over since news broke of her failing health, and for the first time, her publicist has issued a new update on the status of “The Queen of Soul.”