Facts about Aretha Franklin
In her early years while managed by her father her success grew. She eventually changed record labels and although initially her career was stable, however she did start to experience some issues and decided on a change in her record label which saw an increase in her popularity once more.
has married, twice, although she has never
had children of her own, she has had
stepchildren. She continues to give live
performances and has received numerous
awards over her career.
Aretha Franklin Fact Sheet: Who was Aretha Franklin? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1942 - present *** Full Name: Aretha Louise Franklin *** Occupation: American Singer and Musician *** Date of Birth: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25th 1942 *** Place of Birth: Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. *** Family background: Her father was Clarence LaVaughan Franklin and her mother was Barbara Siggers. Her father was an itinerant preacher and her mother an accomplished vocalist and piano player *** Early life and childhood: She grew up with her sisters Erma, Cecil and Carolyn and a half-brother called Vaughn from her mother’s previous relationship, who Clarence adopted after they married, and another half-sister by her father, Carl Ella *** Education: Aretha Franklin had a regular academic education ***
Aretha Franklin Fact 1:
Aretha Franklin was born on March
25th 1942 and during the 20th
century period in history when such
things as cultural homogenization
through development in
transportation and communications
technology as well as world
population growth are all major
issues in this century.
Aretha Franklin Fact 9: Her first single, “Today I Sing the Blues” was released in September 1960 and would reach the top ten of the Hot Rhythm and Blues Sellers Chart.
Aretha Franklin Fact 10: In
January 1961 he first album Aretha:
With the Ray Bryant Combo was
released and covered various genres
including vocal jazz, rhythm and
blues and doo-wop.
Aretha Franklin Fact 16: In 1980 she signed with Arista Records. In that same year she was also invited to a command performance in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Albert Hall.
Aretha Franklin Fact 17: This decade would also see Aretha staring in a guest role in the hit comedy musical, The Blues Brothers.
Aretha Franklin Fact 18:
Her albums began to sell and she
made a return to the Gold standard
with Jump to It.
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