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us: Franklin, Aretha

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Aretha Louise
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New Bethel Baptist Church (Detroit, Mich.)
        • Organization: (naf) Chess Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Atlantic Recording Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Soul musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Pianists
              (lcsh) Composers
          • Sources

            • found: Her Get it right [SR] p1983: label (Aretha Franklin)
            • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. mus. (Franklin, Aretha; b. Mar. 25, 1942, Memphis, Tenn.; soul singer)
            • found: LC data base, 8/16/84 (hdg.: Franklin, Aretha)
            • found: Rivera, Ursula. Aretha Franklin, 2002: ECIP t.p. () galley (Aretha Louise Franklin, b. Mar. 25, 1942, Memphis, Tenn.)
            • found: Grove music online, Mar. 12, 2013 (Franklin, Aretha; b. Mar. 25, 1942, Memphis; American soul singer, pianist ,and songwriter)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Franklin, Aretha; Aretha Louise Franklin; pianist, soul musician / singer, popular sInger, rhythm and blues musician / singer; born March 26, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States; first recorded with the Detroit's New Bethel Baptist Church at age fourteen, first album was released by Chess Records (1956); signed with Atlantic Records (1967), universally known as the "Queen of Soul"; won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance Female every year between 1967 and 1974; signed with the Arista label (1980); the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987); awarded the Presidental Medal of Freedom (2005), won the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance in 2003 and 2005)
          • LC Classification

            • ML420.F778
          • Change Notes

            • 1984-08-22: new
            • 2015-03-13: revised
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