We'd like to dedicate this weekends post to the legendary queen of soul Aretha Franklin.
This astounding woman was an inspiration and lent her voice to life's sound track for millions of young women growing up in the 60's and 70's.
With songs like Respect which was originally written for a male singer, but Miss Aretha took it and made it her own and made it a battle cry for all women.
She sang for kings and queens and presidents.
She sang at Martin Luther King's funeral and Barrack Obama's, Jimmy Carter's and Bill Clinton's inaugurations.
George H.W. Bush gave her the highest award available to citizen's of the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Her music and her life will be remembered forever...
Have a wonderful and musical weekend!
Noodle and crew
Halleluia!!! Rest well dear Noodle. Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx
Beautiful tribute. PurrsReplyDelete
She was a wonderful lady and the world is better off because she was here.ReplyDelete
She was amazingly talented.ReplyDelete
Oh, the best of woman, the best of voices, but sadness in her life along the way. Still, she sang her way out of sadness and would that we could all do that.ReplyDelete
Having grown up in the Detroit area, Aretha Franklin has always been a big part of my musical life. She was amazing and will be missed. ~Island Cat MomReplyDelete
And now John McCain...just when we needed them more than ever !ReplyDelete
Beautiful tribute to Aretha Franklin. XOReplyDelete
and...she lived in Detroit since the age of 2 which is where I live! The tributes here are continuing every day (as they should!)ReplyDelete
She also refused to stop wearing fur even after being told of the cruelty and begged by animal rights organizations. A great singer but a not-so-great human being.ReplyDelete
Aretha sang from the heart and with her soul; THANK YOU Ms Franklin for sharing with us, your amazing talent ...Chain of Fools is one of my favorite ~~~~~~♥♥♥ReplyDelete