Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

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Da Capo Press, Incorporated, Feb 10, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Aretha Franklin's soulful voice has earned her fifteen Grammies and the honor of being the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An uncompromising survivor, Aretha has stirred millions with her classic hits, including, "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" and "Respect." But she has also faced daunting personal challenges: her mother's desertion; teenage pregnancy; several unhappy marriages; and a tragic shooting that led to the death of her father. With unique access to key figures in Aretha's past, and a new chapter revealing the most recent events both personal and professional in the life of the diva, this is the definitive biography of the woman who captivated the music world of the early fifties and became a star.

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This was a great discography and retelling of Aretha Franklin's career ascendancy, but a personal take on the singer rang a bit hollow. She doesnt talk about anything that would be considered ... Read full review

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WOW! To start, Aretha Franklin always gets 5 stars. This bio, however, has nothing interesting to say. The author spends a lot of time mentioning how Aretha is very private and doesn't share much ... Read full review

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Mark Bego is the best-selling biographer of pop and rock stars. He is the author of 50 published books and has taped an episode of A&E-TV's "Biography," discussing his book, Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul . Mr. Bego's is also the author of Billy Joel: The Biography . He divides his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and Tucson, Arizona.

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