R.I.P., Queen of Soul

We heard Kings of Soul croon when Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and James Brown sang. We heard the godfathers of Punk and Rap open the door for new genres when Joey Ramone and Gil Scott-Heron stepped on stage. We even heard the swagger of a Chairman of the Board when Frank Sinatra picked up a mic. However, we only ever heard one Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin changed music. Period.

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