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The First Lady: Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

Mark Kemp, Rock's Backpages, 16 August 2018

CHILDHOOD MEMORY: I'm ten years old and sitting on the floor in the living room of the family home in the early 1970s, vinyl albums and 45s scattered all around me – the Beatles, the Supremes, the Temptations, the Jackson 5.

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