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Happy 70th Birthday Aretha Franklin

Written by admin on March 25, 2012 – 2:59 pm -

Aretha Franklin celebrates her 70th birthday today, having already marked the event last night with a party at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York. The event included a sit-down dinner and mini-concert featuring jazz pianist Kris Bowers.

Franklin spent much of the night sat next to producer Clive Davis, who was instrumental in relaunching her career in the 1980s. She also noted that she would be working with Davis again:

“I have re-signed with Clive Davis, so I’m recording with Clive again. we’re going to sit together and decide what it is we’re going to record.”

Let’s hope for some great new music from the 18-time Grammy Award winner. In the meantime, we celebrate her birthday with four of her 17 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten hits:

“Respect” – Aretha Franklin

“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – Aretha Franklin

“Chain of Fools” – Aretha Franklin

“I Say a Little Prayer” – Aretha Franklin

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