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R&B—rhythm & blues—originated as a mix of jazz, gospel and blues, but has gone on to incorporate influences from funk, hip-hop, and even rock music. The death of an R&B great can create in us a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember musicians, singers, composers and others who contributed to this vibrant form of musical expression.
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3/25/1942 - 8/16/2018

R&B Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018) was affectionately called “The Queen of Soul.” Blessed with an incredible voice, she was a giant of soul music. Franklin’s signature song was her version of Otis Redding’s “Respect,” released in 1967. Her many hit songs included “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Women,” “Freeway of Love,” and “Rock Steady.” Read full obituary . We invite you to share condolences for Aretha Franklin in her Guest Book. Died: Thursday, August 16, 2018 Details...
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