Aretha Franklin and Her Business (Her Estate and Her Will)

How Aretha Franklin Took Care of Business (And Where Her Estate Stands Now)

Billboard Magazine
by Gail Mitchell, Melinda Newman | August 23, 2018,
3:58pm EDT
In 2015, Aretha Franklin delivered one of her most indelible performances, singing “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” in tribute to the song’s co-writer, Carole King, at the Kennedy Center Honors. Before starting — and bringing a jubilant King and a teary President Obama to their feet — the singer did something she had done on countless stages before: nonchalantly tossed her purse (here, a sparkly clutch) on the piano. The move spoke volumes about how the singer took care of business.

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Aretha Franklin – Estate Plan and Will


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