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Aretha Franklin (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

This Week In History: Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli, and Lionel Richie

This week, Big Jay highlights Aretha Franklin’s “Baby I Love You,” Frankie Valli’s “Grease,” and Lionel Richie’s “Stuck On You.”


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6-Year-Old Girl Demands Attention With Sassy Dance To Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’

Six-year-old Johanna Colón has enough sass and charisma to bring a room to its feet, and that is exactly what she did last weekend during a school recital.


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Aretha Franklin Recalls Gaining An Audience Before Selling Millions Of Records

As her 73rd birthday quickly approaches and with medical issues in the rear view, Aretha Franklin shows no signs of signaling a halt to her career.


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Aretha Franklin’s 10 Greatest Songs Of All Time

Any conversation within the realm of “greatest vocalist ever” typically begins and ends with Aretha Franklin. Of course, we will always include the likes of Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, and now Adele in […]

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Beyoncé Surpasses Aretha Franklin as Woman with Second-Most GRAMMY Awards

She’s already the most nominated female in GRAMMY history—and on Sunday, Beyoncé came one step closer to doing the same in the winners category, too.


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Watch Aretha Franklin Sing Taylor Swift ‘Happy Birthday’

It all happened at Billboard’s Women in Music event.


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Aretha Franklin Says Unauthorized ‘Respect’ Biography is ‘Full of Lies’

“As many of you are aware, there is a very trashy book out there full of lies and more lies about me. Clearly the writer has no class, no conscience or standards!”


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Hear Aretha Franklin’s Powerful Cover of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’

The long-awaited Aretha Franklin project Aretha Franklin Takes On The Great Diva Classics will hit stores next month.


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Aretha Franklin to Release New Album This Month

According to Billboard, a rep for Clive Davis said Franklin’s album will be released on Sept. 30.


Paul McCartney at  Nassau Beach, Nassau, Bahamas, during the filming of "Help!" Feb. 23, 1965. (AP Photo)

This Week In History w/ Big Jay: The Beatles, Aretha & Laura Branigan!

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge. “Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, […]