Aretha Franklin's soulful voice has earned her fifteen Grammies and the honor of being the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An uncompromising survivor, Aretha has stirred millions with her classic hits, including, "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" and "Respect." But she has also faced daunting personal challenges: her mother's desertion; teenage pregnancy; several unhappy marriages; and a tragic shooting that led to the death of her father. With unique access to key figures in Aretha's past, and a new chapter revealing the most recent events both personal and professional in the life of the diva, this is the definitive biography of the woman who captivated the music world of the early fifties and became a star.
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Mark Bego is the best-selling biographer of pop and rock stars. He is the author of 50 published books and has taped an episode of A&E-TV's "Biography," discussing his book, Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul . Mr. Bego's is also the author of Billy Joel: The Biography . He divides his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and Tucson, Arizona.From Publishers Weekly:
Pop/soul singer Franklin refuses to discuss publicly her private life. "There are few singing stars who could get away with such a small degree of personal exposure and still retain their popularity," notes Bego ( Linda Gray ) of a woman whose pain and passion can be heard in songs that have earned her 14 Grammys in a career spanning three decades. Unfortunately, the author's interviews here with those close to the performer, such as Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler and Arista Records president Clive Davis, are so unrevealing that he focuses on Franklin's music rather than her personality, offering a discography and album-by-album analysis. There is a detailed discussion of Franklin's career, which began in Detroit in the 1950s when she sang gospel music in church, then progressed to jazz, blues and later soul and pop music styles. Readers will learn more about the "queen" in her recordings than in these pages. Photos not seen by PW.
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