The Queen of gospel, soul and R & B music has passed away, after a life dedicated to music, since childhood (when he began to sing in the gospel choir of the Detroit church); Aretha’s talent has been so great: she, the first woman to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, winner of twenty-one Grammy awards and ranked first in the Rolling Stones “100 Greatest Singers” chart.
He left us a really extraordinary discography, starting from the beginnings with Atlantic, in 1967, with Respect (by Otis Redding), song-manifesto of the civil rights movements.
Over the years, she released many successes; some of which have also become classics for wedding parties, like (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (a first dance song really emotional, one of our favorite ever), I say a little prayer (often played for the aperitif) and Think (which she herself sang in the cult-movie The Blues Brothers), very popular for when it’s time to get the party started, and for the entrance of the couple.
Also to be mentioned is Chain of Fools, Baby i love you, the amazing Freeway of Love (1985), and the duets with great artists, including the Eurythmics (Sisters are doing for themselves) and George Michael (I knew you were waiting). His last performance was last fall, for a benefit concert in favor of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.