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12 minutes ago, SaintsInDome2006 said:

Thanks Groot I thought this deserved its own thread.

Yeah, there is a music draft going on and Tim's album thread so I think most of the conversation was happening in those places. She definitely deserves her own thread. She was one of the biggest icons in the world. 

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1 minute ago, Jayrok said:

Legend.  RIP

Little eerie that the queen of soul, the king of rock (Elvis Presley) and the sultan of swat (Babe Ruth) all died on August 16.  Rough day.  

So did The King of Delta River Blues (Robert Johnson) but to balance it out a bit, the Queen of Pop (Madonna) is celebrating her birthday today. 

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There is this bar in downtown Detroit next to Eastern Market that many old Motown singers have be known to go to on Saturday afternoon.  I saw Aretha there about 7-8 years ago and she was really in decline even then.  Then when she sang the National Anthem at the Lions game on Thanksgiving 2 years ago I believe that was her last public performance.  Detroit lost an icon for sure...RIP

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13 minutes ago, Da Guru said:

There is this bar in downtown Detroit next to Eastern Market that many old Motown singers have be known to go to on Saturday afternoon.  I saw Aretha there about 7-8 years ago and she was really in decline even then.  Then when she sang the National Anthem at the Lions game on Thanksgiving 2 years ago I believe that was her last public performance.  Detroit lost an icon for sure...RIP

Bert's?

She was the last of Detroit's living legends and a great ambassador of the city, she will be missed. RIP

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4 minutes ago, Raging weasel said:

Bert's?

She was the last of Detroit's living legends and a great ambassador of the city, she will be missed. RIP

Yes...if you go there on a Saturday afternoon to the back karaoke many of the old Motown backup singers are there every week. And the occasional Smokey Robinson and others pop in. We were there one time and I said "Wow that older woman can really sing..it was Martha Reeves.

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From Fathom Events:

We're excited to offer our subscribers a chance to claim free tickets to Amazing Grace in select markets.

This never before seen concert features the legendary Aretha Franklin as she puts on an impassioned performance with the backing of a full church choir. Filmed at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in 1972, The New Yorker claims "It's very existence is a miracle".

Free passes are available in Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis, Philadelphia, and the Washington DC Metro. Restrictions apply. Please check the registration page for more details.

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