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GOSPSOUL: ARETHA FRANKLIN’S FATHER OPENS NEW BETHEL CHURCH

Mar. 10, 2014 by

Aretha Franklin‘s father Reverend C.L. Franklin opened the New Bethel Baptist Church today (March 10, 1963) in Detroit. The original New Bethel Baptist Church was located on Hastings Street, but the congregation was growing so fast that they needed a new

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GOSPSOUL: The Temptations Performing “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In”

Feb. 10, 2014 by

The Temptations made an appearance on the hit series “Shindig” today (February 10, 1965), where they performed the Gospel number, “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In.” “Shindig” was a variety show that aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 until

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ARETHA FRANKLIN’S FATHER SHOT IN BOTCHED ROBBERY ATTEMPT

Jun. 10, 2013 by

Aretha Franklin’s father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was shot during a botched robbery inside of his Detroit home today (June 10, 1979). The incident occurred when six men involved in the robbery targeted Reverend Franklin’s home, although they did not know

RIP Mahalia Jackson; RARE Funeral Service Footage

Jan. 31, 2013 by

Mahlia Jackson’s funeral was held at today (January 31, 1972) at The Arie Crown Theater, where singers like Sammy Davis Jr, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Lou Rawls and Dick Gregory paid their respects. During the two-hour funeral, Aretha Franklin saying “Precious

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SUPERSTARS GATHER FOR MAHALIA JACKSON’S FUNERAL

Jan. 31, 2013 by

A variety of superstars gathered to mourn for Mahalia Jackson, whose funeral was held today (January 31, 1972). The legendary gospel singer had checked herself into a hospital on January 19, the due to an intestinal condition. During her legendary