Posts tagged "Aretha Franklin"
The One and Only Aretha Franklin turned 71 years old yesterday! Doesn’t she look beautiful with her afro in this 1973 photo by Anthony Barboza? I love it! Photo: Anthony Barboza/Getty.
It’s true! Aretha Franklin really IS the Queen of Soul! She was “officially” crowned just before a performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago in May 1964. Photo: Isaac Sutton for EBONY.
Aretha Franklin rehearses steps with the legendary dancer and choreographer Charles “Cholly” Atkins at a dance studio in 1961. Mr. Atkins (1913-2003) created the iconic dance moves of The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips and The Supremes’s famous “Stop! In the Name of Love” hand movement. The Alabama-born Mr. Atkins began his career as a vaudeville performer and was one half of the legendary dance duo Coles and Atkins with Honi Coles. In 1988, he shared a Tony Awards for choreographing the Broadway show, “Black and Blue.” Photo: Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images.
Aretha Franklin taking a break during a recording session in the Atlantic Records studio in Manhattan for her album “This Girl’s In Love With You” on January 10, 1969. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives.
Aretha Franklin. Can we talk about her trademark hot pink lips in the 1960s?
Aretha Louise Franklin was born on this day in 1942.
Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin!