Lyrics from the song include, “My Lord, won’t you help them to understand/That when someone takes the life of an innocent man/Well they’ve never really won, and all they’ve really done/Is set the soul free, where it’s supposed to be.”
Aretha Franklin's 1967 cover of Otis Redding's "Respect" became the emblem of the civil rights movement, a fiery force in the feminist movement and another unstoppable No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. #QueenofSoul
Today - March 25 - would have marked Aretha Franklin's 78th birthday. We are paying our respects to the beloved Queen of Soul with a compilation of her classic hits. What's your favorite Franklin song?
In 2008, SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan offered this personal tribute to 'The Queen Of Soul'...on the March 25th anniversary of what would have been her 78th birthday in 2020, we happily revisit David's (appropriately edited) celebration of the iconic Aretha Franklin and her music...