Queen of our souls: Tributes to Aretha Franklin

Ben Homewood

Aretha Franklin’s head bobs from left to right, her earrings jangle.

“Just as soon as I see Jesus,” she sings, “The man who set me free…” As her vocals envelop the music, a child dances, head bowed, electrified by the sound. Also in attendance, Mick Jagger and members of The Beatles appear similarly charged. The room seems to quake, magic in the air.

The year is 1972, and Franklin is making her fourth live album, Amazing Grace, at New Temple ...

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