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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 07:58:54 AM »
As big as Elvis but commanded a lot more R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 03:58:11 PM »
Very sad for sure.  When she did those concerts with Gloria Estefan and Bonnie Raitt, she towered over the other two in a way only she could.  She did it with grace and absolute effortlessness.  It was an absolute pleasure to watch her perform.  She was truly one of the giants.

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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 09:08:36 AM »
Bigger than Elvis.  She was 350 lbs., Elvis was 290 lbs.
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 11:47:25 AM »
At the risk of speaking ill of the dead..... I attended a huge 4th of July Celebration in St. Louis about 15 years ago. I attended with a friend that was part of the sponsoring organization, which gave us backstage access. Aretha Franklin was the headliner on the entertainment roll and I got to see her backstage.

She was not particularly kind to the backstage workers would be one way to put it kindly. I think she fit the role of Diva nicely.
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