Aretha Franklin was also a big fan of golf … and Tiger Woods

Aretha Franklin was also a big fan of golf … and Tiger Woods

Darren Sullivan
August 19, 2018

"Her response was, 'Well you've been very good to me down the years'". "She is an inspiration for the world of music fans and musicians like me, who at times have to put on her records or watch her videos to remind myself how it's done". She brought joy to millions of lives and her extraordinary legacy will thrive and inspire many generations to come. She performed at his inauguration in 2009 and was a frequent guest of his at the White House. It was this training that allowed Aretha to so effortlessly harness gospel's emotional power with songs like "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'.

"I am one of them - have been playing Aretha Franklin's music, celebrating her incredible life and career, and singing along to their favorites", he said during his monologue.

"She's a baby, and they're trading stories with her and she's feeling their frequency and their vibration and they're teaching her music", he said. "Some of my greatest songs were inspired by hers that I loved".

After Trump's somewhat tone-deaf tribute, people were appreciating the heartwarming messages made by both Hilary and Bill Clinton and by former president Barack Obama who held a close friendship with Aretha. "My sympathy, love and prayers go out to her family, loved ones and fans around the globe".

Fans are mourning the loss of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who sadly passed away on August 16.

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The "official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit", the family statement said.

The group's singer Alexandra Hsieh, says that Franklin was more than just a soul singer. How in the world does any individual sustain the spotlight on the level, over 50 years, like Aretha Franklin? "A great artist is gone".

She did just about everything she every wanted on the stage and in the studio.

This statement was a far cry from the decades where the two women were pitted against each other. "Though I'm certain there was none". "Of course she basically was part of that and she grew up with that".