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This Happened - March 25: Aretha Franklin Is Born

Aretha Franklin was born on this day in 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. The American singer, songwriter, and pianist was often referred to as the "Queen of Soul".

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What are some of Aretha Franklin's most famous songs?

Some of Aretha Franklin's most famous songs include "Respect," "Chain of Fools," "Think," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," and "I Say a Little Prayer," among many others.

What awards did Aretha Franklin win during her career?

Aretha Franklin won numerous awards during her career, including 18 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

What was Aretha Franklin's impact?

Aretha Franklin had a significant impact on music and culture, not only as a groundbreaking artist who helped define the sound of soul music but also as a civil rights activist and cultural icon who used her platform to advocate for social justice and equality. Her music and legacy continue to inspire and influence artists around the world.

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