Aretha Franklin

This Day in Music History
July 6th
1966 - The Rolling Stones play at the War Memorial Hall in Syracuse. During the performance they allegedly desecrate the American flag by dragging it across the stage.
This Day In Music History
June 8th
1967 - British band Procol Harum hit No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale'. With little promotion, it reached #5 on the US charts as well, and became one of fewer than 30 singles to sell more then 10 million copies.
This Day In Music History
May 20th
1967 - Aretha Franklin's "Respect" returns to the top of the charts after being dislodged by Martha & the Vandellas. Aretha's signature song is her version of Otis Redding's original which tells a much different story.
This Day In Music History
May 19th
1963 - Three young girls attempt to use a ladder to climb into the dressing room of The Beatles as they prepare to play a concert with Roy Orbison in Hanley, England.  The three girls are arrested
This Day In Music History
April 29th
1967 - Aretha Franklin releases her interpretation of the Otis Redding song "Respect." Aretha's version easily becomes more popular then the original.
Aretha Shows No Respect To Whitney Houston
According to the Associated Press, Aretha Franklin canceled an appearance at Whitney Houston's funeral because of spasms in her legs. Hours later, the "Queen of Soul" (the "undisputed" Queen, the capacity audience was reminded by the show's announcer) was quick on her feet, feist…

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