Happy 69th Birthday to the Queen of Soul

March 25, 2011  |  

 

The newly slimmed down Aretha Franklin turns 69 years old today.  The Queen of Soul’s instantly recognizable voice has been an inspiration to many singers over the years.  Songs like “Respect” and “Natural Woman” have become theme songs for today’s modern woman.

Check out AOL Black Voices for a beautiful gallery of photos of the living legend.

What’s your favorite Aretha Franklin track!

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