Celebrating the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin is already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but this fall, she’ll be honoured by the hall once again, as part of its American Music Masters series.

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Published: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:52 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:58 AM

The Queen of Soul will be the subject of a week-long celebration by the hall and Case Western Reserve University. It kicks off on October 31, includes an all-day symposium and ends with an all-star tribute concert on November 5. Performers for that show have yet to be announced.

In a statement, the 69-year-old Franklin said she was “thrilled and delighted” to be honoured and planned to take part in the festivities.

Franklin returned to the concert scene this year after surgery for an undisclosed condition.

Past honorees include Bessie Smith, Les Paul, Janis Joplin and Woody Guthrie.

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