The “‘First Lady’ of Soul” (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)
“Every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine… Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade — our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect.” (Former President Barack Hussein Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama)
THANK YOU ARETHA FOR ALL OF THE MEMORIES! ♥
THANK YOU FOR THE SONGS… ♥
But, most of all, thank you for uniquely making all of us a part of them…
Especially, during the dark days of the Civil Rights Movement! You made our horizons forever brighter!
With Respect! ♥
William “Duke” Smither