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Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin

Today is the 69th birthday of pop and soul singer Aretha Franklin.

It’s been reported that she’s celebrating by going to see Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway.

The production stars Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones. Redgrave plays Miss Daisy.

After weird gossip about Aretha Franklin having pancreatic cancer — which she denied — it looks like she’s back on track and healthy enough for an evening at the show. They say she’s making (another) comeback.

To celebrate her birthday, try this retrospective of her music career, 69 Songs for 69 Years from Detroit’s Michigan Live.

To read up on her long career, get details on some of her songs and find more than you’d ever want to know about Aretha Franklin, try her entry at

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