Aretha Franklin 1942–2018
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P.S. For a nice and succinct if somewhat hagiographic (perfectly natural under the circumstances) summary of Aretha's career, see Jack Hamilton's "Aretha Franklin Was the Defining Voice of the 20th Century" at Slate.
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