Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

 

August 17, 2018



DETROIT (AP) — To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel.

To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career, she was simply "Aretha" or more personally "Ree-Ree" — the city's favorite daughter, often singing at the Baptist church her father once led or headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.

"She was a pioneer woman for Detroit," said Myron Pullin, fighting back tears Thursda...



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