Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Contradictions

It’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Week on Zoomer Radio, celebrating the inductees who made the biggest difference.

Aretha Franklin wasn’t the first Diva elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but she was the first female one!

Like all Divas, she could be contrary, and her life was filled with contradictions.

Consider this…

A minister’s daughter, she had a baby when she was twelve.

Always careful to get her money up front, yet she scribbled out a will and hid it – under sofa cushions.

A voice like God’s most gifted angel, but afraid to fly.

It was her flying phobia that made her notorious for cancelling concerts. Perhaps you even have some Aretha Franklin tickets that you never got to use…

But oh, when she performed, what performances they were!

At the inaugurations of three American presidents. At the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King.

There she was. The Queen. The Queen of Soul.

Zoomer Radio continues with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Week, celebrating – from the class of 1987 – Aretha Franklin.