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Aretha Franklin: Queen Aretha #3 – Into the '70s

David Nathan, Blues & Soul, August 1977

1969 IS GENERALLY acclaimed as the year that saw something of a decline on Aretha's part. The decline was, in a sense, inevitable. The ridiculous pressures that had been placed on the woman (still only 27) began to take their toll.

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