She’s the Queen of Soul, and the tributes are rolling in from the world of music and beyond for Aretha Franklin who died at the age of 76.
Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/bfASqKlLc5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 16, 2018
Aretha was the greatest of all time. Played 3 songs in a row at my set in Berlin night before last…her music will live forever.
— win butler (@DJWindows98) August 16, 2018
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) August 16, 2018
I’ll never forgot how Aretha simply owned absolutely everyone in The Blues Brothers. RIP, you trailblazer. pic.twitter.com/txodHQZT5u
— Dan Mangan (@danmanganmusic) August 16, 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16, 2018
The Rickster (wondering how Aretha Franklin’s passing came 41 years to the day of Elvis Presley’s death and 60 years to the day of Madonna’s birth).