WBEZ Remembers Aretha Franklin, Queen Of Soul Dead At 76

Aretha Franklin sings with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in 2010.
Aretha Franklin sings with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in 2010.
Aretha Franklin sings with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in 2010.
Aretha Franklin sings with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in 2010.

WBEZ Remembers Aretha Franklin, Queen Of Soul Dead At 76

Aretha Franklin passed died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The iconic singer known as the Queen of Soul was 76.

Franklin was one of the most enduring and respected voices in American music. Her hits like “Respect,” “A Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools” inspired generations of fans.

Morning Shift talks with Ayana Contreras, Sound Opinions producer and host of Reclaimed Soul on WBEZ’s sister station Vocalo.