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Aretha Franklin
(1942-____) born on
Mar 25
US rhythm and blues singer. "The Queen of Soul" has earned fifteen Grammys, more than any other female artist; first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall, 1987.
         
   
F
Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more.

R
My heart is still there in gospel music. It never left . . . I'm gonna make a gospel record and tell Jesus I cannot bear these burdens alone.
A
If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about.
N
And I've been hurt hurt bad. I might be just twenty-six, but I'm an old woman in disguise twenty-six goin'on sixty-five.
K
Don t say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Interview "Time," 28 Jun 1968.
R: In "Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul," by Mark Bego, 1989.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: Interview "Time," 28 Jun 1968.
K: On the release of her Grammy-winning "Who's Zoomin' Who," 1985.
   


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