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Aretha Franklin through the years

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With reports Monday that Aretha Franklin is gravely ill, take a look back at the legendary singer through the years.
With reports Monday that Aretha Franklin is gravely ill, take a look back at the legendary singer through the years.
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Franklin was born on March 25,1942, in Memphis, Tennessee. Her family moved to Buffalo, New York, when she was 2 and then permanently to Detroit before she turned 5 years old.
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She eventually earned the nickname “Queen of Soul” thanks to songs like “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Think,” “Chain of Fools” and “Respect.”
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She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s second class in 1987 along with 14 other performers (including Bill Haley, B. King, Marvin Gaye, Roy Orbison and Ricky Nelson), becoming the first woman to be inducted.
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Franklin carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Detroit on Jan. 6,2002.
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President George W. Bush presents Franklin with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Nov. 9,2005.
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Franklin and Aaron Neville perform the national anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XL between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field in Detroit on Feb. 5,2006.
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Franklin sings during the first inauguration of President Barack Obama at the U. S. Capitol on Jan. 20,2009, in Washington, D. C.
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