Dr Feelgood Franklin Aretha 1968 Aretha Franklin in a 1968 clip recorded in an oversold Amsterdam concertgebouw. It is very unusual to see the crowd this close to a performer. In this unique telerecording of the 25 year old she sings one of her tophits in that period "Dr Feelgood"
Aretha Franklin (born 1942) is an American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has been called for many years "The Queen Of Soul", but many also call her "Lady Soul," as well as the more affectionate "Sister Re". She is renowned for her soul and R&B recordings but is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, gospel, and even opera. She is generally regarded as one of the top vocalists ever, due to her ability to inject whatever she may be singing about with passion, soul and sheer conviction. Franklin is the second most honored female singer in Grammy history after Alison Krauss. Ms. Franklin has won nineteen competitive Grammys (including an unprecedented eleven for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, eight of them consecutive), and the state of Michigan has declared her voice to be a wonder.
Franklin has had two number one hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100, "Respect" in the 1960s and her 1980s duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", and many of her singles have hit Top 20, Top 10, and Top 5 positions. She has enjoyed both critical and commercial success as a solo artist. Her vocal range is rumored to be about 4 octaves. She has belted A5 in chest voice before.