Aretha Louise Franklin (1942) is a famous American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing the gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, CL Franklin was a preacher. Her father soon realized Aretha's enormous talent, so she wanted him to do piano lessons, but she refused and preferred to learn by herself with the help of recordings. Aretha's gospel roots are one of the most personal and influential traces in his career.
She has been one of the greatest exponents of Soul and one of the greatest gospel transmitters of all time, as well as one of the most influential artists in contemporary music. In 1987, Franklin became the first woman to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2008 it was selected in the first place of The 100 greatest singers of all time according to Rolling Stone. In addition, the same publication catalogs it in the place (23rd) of best artists, from the list of 100 Great Artists.
Don't miss out on these beautiful Aretha Franklin quotes about music today.
Famous quotes from Aretha Franklin
Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you are doing. If you are not going to be confident, you better not do it.
The soul is a constant. It is cultural. It will always be there, in different flavors and degrees.
The music changes, and I am going to change at the same time.
Trying to grow is painful. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more.
I always felt that rock and roll was very, very healthy.
Parents really have to talk to their children before they leave home.
I have never recorded anything that I did not like.
Yes, I have always been fashion conscious.
I love singing. It is natural for me.
Falling in love is like losing weight. It is much easier to put it on than take it off.
I am the lady next door when I am not on stage.
Being the Queen is not just about singing and being a diva is not just about singing. It has a lot to do with your service to people.
We all require and want respect, male or female, black or white. It is our basic human right.
I think the hardest thing is to lose weight. That is the hardest thing more than anything else.
Don't say Aretha is coming back, because I've never been out!
RESPECT, discover what it means to me.
I sing to the realists, people who accept it as they are. I express problems. There are tears when they are sad and they smile when they are happy. It seems simple to me, but for some people, I think that feeling courage requires courage.
I may only be twenty-six years old, but I am an old woman in disguise twenty-six past sixty-five.
If you disrespect everyone you meet, how do you think they will respect you?
I am a great woman. I need big hair.
I've been here long enough for people to know who I am and what my contributions are. They know me as more than just an artist. I think they also know me as a woman.
My faith has always been and always will be important to me.
People really don't have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you, whatever they give you.
Judy Garland is a singer with capital letters. And talk about soul. This woman was a personified soul. Judy Garland is one of a kind.
I remember singing through the house to records that were playing. All kind of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound too.
My heart is still there in gospel music. He never left ...
The man who catches me will have a fabulous woman.