Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! Aretha was born 70 years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee. Above, is a video of a 25-year-old Aretha performing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman in 1967. Below, is her version of Bridge over Troubled Water. Aretha’s gospel-inspired rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s hit won her the 1972 Grammy Award for Best Female R & B Performance!
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