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Portrait of American singer Aretha Franklin (center), her father, Baptist preacher CL (born Clarence LaVaughn) (1915 – 1984), and her sister her sister, fellow singer Carolyn (1944 – 1988), New York, 1971. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)

The music industry lost an icon today when news of Aretha Franklin’s death rocked the world. Aretha remains one of the most powerful voices of our time and her effortless style can never be forgotten. Over the years, Franklin’s career was captured in time in both color and black and white photos. Here are some of our favorite shots of the star.

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