How Aretha Franklin Ended Up On Atlantic Records

Aretha was highly sought after before she signed her big deal.

Aretha Franklin’s Father Shot In Botched Robbery Attempt

Aretha Franklin's father was blasted in a robbery attempt.

Aretha Franklin Launches First Tour Of Europe: Records Live Album

Aretha Franklin launched her first tour of Europe today (May 7, 1968), with a concert in…

SUPERSTARS GATHER FOR MAHALIA JACKSON’S FUNERAL

A variety of superstars gathered to mourn for Mahalia Jackson, whose funeral was held today (January…

ARETHA FRANKLIN’S HUSBAND FLIPS OUT, SHOTS FIRED DURING DEBUT SESSION

Aretha Franklin was in Muscle Shoals, Alabama today (January 24, 1967), where she laid down her…

Aretha Franklin The First First Woman Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of…

R&B Star Johnny Ace Dead; Shoots Himself Backstage Playing Russian Roulette

Rising R&B star Johnny Ace shot himself in the head today (December 25, 1954) while backstage…

Aretha Franklin Files $50 Million Lawsuit Over Tabloid Boozing Reports

Legendary recording artist Aretha Franklin filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against American Media, Inc., publisher…