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Share Your Aretha Franklin Story, and Hear Testimonials From Artists in Jazz and Blues

Aretha Franklin

Tributes continue to pour in from around the world following the death of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died in Detroit last Thursday at 76. The music and message of  The Queen of Soul touched so many in the jazz and blues community; some of their voices are captured in this edition of the WBGO Journal.

WBGO will rebroadcast our four-hour Aretha Franklin special on Friday, Aug. 24, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

We'd also like to hear YOUR Aretha Franklin story. In the comments below, let us know how her music and her life inspired, impacted or intersected with your life.

What was your first exposure to her music? Did you ever meet her? We want to hear your memories. With your permission, we may share your story on the radio.