ARETHA FRANKLIN ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE JUNE 1968
Bet you didn't know....that Detroit's own Diva, Aretha Franklin, was the first African American Entertainer to grace the cover of TIME Magazine on June 28, 1968.. Just another landmark moment for the Queen of Soul......
Aretha Franklin had a very good year in 1968. She was the top-selling female recording artist, with smash-hit singles like "Chain of Fools" (released the year before, but hitting the top of the charts and winning a Grammy in 1968); "Think;" and "Since You've Been Gone."
Aretha Franklin is known as the "Queen of Soul," although she's also found enormous success with jazz, rock and roll, blues, gospel, pop, and even opera. She's had 18 R&B singles go to the top spot on the charts, including "Respect" in the 1960s. Otis Redding had originally written and recorded the song, but her feminist version helped her debut album sell more than a million copies. In the ten months after the single's release, Franklin released several top ten hits including "Baby I Love You," "Chain of Fools," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Read More Here