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Aretha Franklin (b.1942) began life as the golden daughter of a brilliant but promiscuous preacher. She had already given birth to two sons when, still in her teens, she left Detroit to find fame in New York with the massive hit Respect. Drawing on exclusive interviews with family, friends and associates, this monumental biography charts the ups and downs of her life and career, and how she overcame tragedy to become the queen of soul. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.