Aretha Franklin

Franklin, 68, cancelled the concerts last month, having spent a week in Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital for a “serious illness”. A prayer vigil was held in Detroit for Franklin yesterday. In a statement, Franklin thanked the City Council, saying “all prayers are good”. READ THE REST AT TELEGRAPH UK

VIA GOSPEL FLAVA: Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album Amazing Grace is heading towards a major theatrical release. While the album is a classic and a best-seller, the two-night recording session at L.A.’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church was also captured on film, with the late and renowned director Sidney Pollack at the helm. Producer Alan Elliott […]