Photos: Aretha Franklin through the years
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CIRCA 1963: Soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in circa 1963. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Ron Galella
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 28: Aretha Franklin attends Martin Luther King Jr. Benefit Concert on June 28, 1968 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Dave Pickoff
FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
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THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW -- Aired 5/4/69 -- Pictured: Aretha Franklin (Photo by Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Unspecified - 1975: Aretha Franklin performing live. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
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FILE - In this March 3, 1975 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin poses with her Grammy Award for for best female R&B vocal performance for "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" at the 17th Annual Grammy Award presentation in New York. (AP Photo, File)
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American singer, songwriter, and pianist Aretha Franklin surrounded by actor John Belushi and Canadian actor and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd on the set of The Blues Brothers directed by John Landis. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Lynn Goldsmith
Aretha Franklin rehearses in a recording studio with Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Jim Steinfeldt
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 7: Aretha Franklin performs at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 7, 1992. (Photo by Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion and Shania Twain (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Al Bello
FLUSHING, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Singer Aretha Franklin performs before the women's final of the U.S. Open September 7, 2002 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, New York.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Amy Sancetta
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Frank Micelotta
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 22: Singer Aretha Franklin performs onstage during Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Gala at the Regency Hotel's Grand Ballroom February 22, 2003 in New York City.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Evan Agostini
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 4: Singer Aretha Franklin arrives at the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at U.S. Department of State, December 4, 2004 in Washington, DC.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Douglas A. Sonders
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 09: Aretha L. Franklin and President George W. Bush at the Freedom Awards Ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C. on November 9, 2005.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Harry How
DETROIT - FEBRUARY 5: Singer Aretha Franlkin and Aaron Neville perform the National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XL between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field on February 5, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Nancy Ostertag
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: Singer Aretha Franklin arrives at the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 2, 2007 in Washington, DC.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Elsa
NEW YORK - AUGUST 27: Singer Aretha Franklin looks on during Day 3 of the 2008 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Mark Wilson
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Jemal Countess
NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Comedian Jamie Foxx (L) and actor Danny Glover(R) induct singer Aretha Franklin (C) into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the 2010 Apollo Theater Spring Benefit Concert & Awards Ceremony at The Apollo Theater in New York City.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Daniel Boczarski
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 17: Aretha Franklin performs during Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Neilson Barnard
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall on February 18, 2012 in New York City.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Dave Kotinsky
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Singer Aretha Franklin and music producer Clive Davis attends the 30th Annual Night Of Stars presented by The Fashion Group International>> at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2013 in New York City.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Andrew Burton
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Legendary singer Aretha Franklin receives an honorary doctorate during the 2014 graduation ceremony for New York University at Yankee Stadium on May 21, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Mike Coppola
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Willie Wilkerson (L) and Aretha Franklin attend the opening of the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 17, 2015 in New York City.
- Show Caption ( + )Photograph by Gregory Shamus
DETROIT.MI - NOVEMBER 24: Detroit native Aretha Franklin sings the National Anthem prior to the start of the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings game at Ford Field on November 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Aretha Franklin performs onstage during the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" Premiere Concert during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City.
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in NYC.