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Over the weekend, WDET music-show hosts paid tribute to Franklin.
Rob Reinhart, the host of Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music, shares some of the most interesting information he learned about the Queen of Soul while doing research for his show.
Her first song to chart was “Today I Sing the Blues” in 1960.
54 years later, Franklin’s 100th chart single was a cover of Adele’s song, “Rolling in the Deep,” in 2014.
The Queen of Soul has been referenced in songs from all types of genres. Her songs have also been sampled many times.