Friday, December 10, 2010

Remembering Aretha Franklin in Jet Magazine

Thinking about Aretha Franklin's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and writing my Aretha Franklin tribute for, I mentioned Luther Vandross but not the feud he had with the diva. I just learned about that through Google Books. There you can read old issues of Jet Magazine like the one below. (click the picture to read the old Jet article.) You can also read my full post at BlogHer here.

The Jet piece tells Aretha's version of her life as does the Diva's book, From These Roots.

But even cooler than that is this shot announcing Aretha, James Brown, Gladys Knight, and Diana Ross and the Supremes as 1967 winners of the National Association of TV and Radio Announcers awards. Aretha won in the category of top R&B record for "Respect" and also the top female artist slot. Gladys Knight and the Pips won that same year for "most promising group."

With many others, I'm praying for the Queen of Soul


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