Much 'Respect': On this day, Aretha made history

NEED TO KNOW
  • Watch Queen of Soul belt out 'My Country Tis of Thee'
  • In 1987 she became Rock & Roll HOF's first female inductee

She's garnered so much R-E-S-P-E-C-T that the world has come to know her as the "Queen of Soul." Aretha Franklin's powerful voice has made her not only one of the greatest singers of her generation, but one of the best ever.

On January 3, 1987 she became the first woman ever to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Listen to her performance at President Obama's 2009 inauguration and you'll hear why she's one of the world's most celebrated voices.

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