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Biographer On Aretha Franklin's Legacy

12 hours ago

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NOEL KING, HOST:

We knew her as the Queen of Soul because that's what Aretha Franklin's music did. It spoke to the soul.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RESPECT")

Remembering The 'Queen Of Soul'

12 hours ago

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NOEL KING, HOST:

This morning, we are remembering one of the greatest singers of all time. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul has died at her home in Detroit.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU")

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NOEL KING, HOST:

We are heartbroken to report this morning that the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76 years old. Ann Powers is with me now. She's NPR's music critic and correspondent. Good morning, Ann.

ANN POWERS, BYLINE: Good morning.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

We are sad to report this morning that the Queen of Soul has died. Aretha Franklin was 76 and had pancreatic cancer. Let's look back now with NPR's Ted Robbins.

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