Aretha Franklin turns 71 today. My Aunt Judy is a die-hard Aretha fan and wonderful photographer. As a result, she has taken some pretty stunning pictures of Aretha over the years at various concerts. Above is one she took at the Opera House in Boston, October 2006. I love this photo and have a copy at my house, hanging in a place of honor; Aretha looks like angel in it — doesn’t she? — ready to take flight.
In case you missed it, here is Ed Ward's piece from a few weeks back about Aretha’s years at Columbia Records and before she made the move to Atlantic.
The music for today’s commute home is decided.
Photo by Judy Ahern Salsich