Huge music stars set to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral

24 August, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Jennifer Hudson are part of an all-star lineup expected to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week

She had to sing at the audition and she sang Aretha Franklin's "You Make Me Feel". A third user helpfully summarized Madonna's speech: "Madonna talking about guitar lessons, Paris baguettes and her ass hanging out while she looked for a stiletto with the image of Aretha Franklin behind her is everything I expected from the #VMAs".

Madonna took the Radio City Music Hall stage during the second half of the show for what appeared to be the night's big tribute to Franklin, but the tribute appeared to be more about Madonna than the soul singer, who passed away late last week. "I left Detroit when I was 18, $35 in my pocket", she said. The Motown Museum had a tribute for her all weekend, and the Detroit Tigers have put up a graphic on their video board on several nights captioned "R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Forever our queen". Also on the roster are The Aretha Franklin Orchestra, the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir and singers Audrey DuBois Harris and Alice McAllister Tillman.

Artists like Franklin often see their net worth rise quickly upon death because of nostalgia purchases of their work, said Danielle Mayoras, a Troy-based estate planning attorney who co-authored the book "Trial and Heirs, Famous Fortune Fights", about celebrity estates and the battles they can prompt.

Eventually, Madonna tried to connect the dots of her story and Franklin's unparalleled legacy.

It's hard to talk about Aretha without mentioning "Respect", a song originally written by Otis Redding about a guy insisting on respect when he comes home from work, which Aretha turned into an unapologetic anthem for women. "I don't know what I said, I don't know what came over me".

In an upcoming column, I'll provide some advice on writing a will, but for now I need you to understand why this is one financial move you should make a priority. "She led me to where I am today". I would now like to present the nominees for the video of the year. "How Madonna making this about her", one Twitter user said. A gospel tribute concert to the Queen of Soul has also been announced at the church, and will take place on Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m.

Over the years they've performed a number of tributes to iconic musicians shortly after their deaths, including one for David Bowie at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Gord Downie at Nathan Phillips Square.



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