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We Love Aretha Franklin

Fun facts about the Queen of Soul.

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    ©Getty Images Voted the greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
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    ©Getty Images She can`t read music.
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    ©Getty Images Godmother of Whitney Houston.
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    ©Getty Images Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, was an avid fan of her work.
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    ©Getty Images She has won 16 Grammy Awards
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    ©Getty Images She was voted the 9th Greatest Rock `n` Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
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    ©Getty Images 1999: She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC.
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    ©Getty Images Ranked #1 on VH1`s Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
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    ©Getty Images Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.
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    ©Getty Images She gave birth to her first child at age 14, the second at age 16.
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    ©Getty Images Her voice was designated a "Natural Resource" by the State of Michigan.
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    ©Getty Images Suffers from a fear of flying that affects her schedule--she declined attending her Rock `n` Roll Hall of Fame induction because of it.
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    ©Getty Images First woman to be admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
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    ©Getty Images Her favorite film as a child was The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
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    ©Getty Images Born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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    ©Getty Images Married twice.
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