The Incredible Story Behind the Iconic Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

As the world mourns the loss of an icon, we are taking a look back at the incredible life of Aretha Franklin…

Aretha’s Start

On March 25, 1942, Miss Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to a celebrated Baptist minister and an accomplished singer and pianist, Aretha came from loving but humble beginnings. After the death of her mother, Aretha turned to music as a means to cope with the loss. She learned to play the piano by ear, finding an early passion music.