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Queen of Soul was a Memphis Native

 

WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today noted the sad passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who thrilled millions with her renditions of gospel, Motown, R & B, jazz and pop classics, and made the following statement:

“Aretha Franklin taught to world what R-E-S-P-E-C-T meant and what it was like to feel like a ‘natural woman.’ From her humble origins — born at 406 Lucy Street in Memphis — to her consistent place atop the Billboard charts, Aretha Franklin was truly the ‘Queen of Soul.’ What a voice and what a passion she brought to her songs. Detroit, Memphis and the whole world has lost a very bright star.”

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