Timeless: A Photo Tribute Of Aretha Franklin Through The Years

August 16, 2018  |  
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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.

 

NEW YORK – JANUARY 09: Soul singer Aretha Franklin reviews a copy of her album “Aretha Franklin – Soul ’69” at Atlantic Records studios on January 9, 1969 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1964: Soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in circa 1964. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – CIRCA 1964: Soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait circa 1964 in New York city, New York. (Photo by James Kriegsmann/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Seated portrait of R&B singer Aretha Franklin during her youth. In this photo her left hand is featured prominently with a diamond bracelet on her wrist and engagement ring on her finger.

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL – JANUARY 9: Singer Aretha Franklin smokes as cigarette as she works in the studio by a microphone at Muscle Shoals Studios on January 9, 1969 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Portrait of American singer and musician Aretha Franklin, 1973. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1964: Soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a ortrait in circa 1964. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW — Aired 5/4/69 — Pictured: Aretha Franklin (Photo by Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW — Aired 5/4/69 — Pictured: Aretha Franklin (Photo by Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

CIRCA 1967: The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait with circa 1967. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

 

American soul singer Aretha Franklin, circa 1965. (Photo by Val Wilmer/Redferns/Getty Images)

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