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.
Aretha 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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