The Passing of a Queen
New York Times bestselling author, Mark Bego, sits down with Brother Craig on the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the new edition of his biography, Tribute Edition: Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul”.
Tribute Edition: Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul” offers a frank examination and traces Aretha’s career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, to recording her first album at the age of fourteen and signing a major recording contract at eighteen. Originally positioned to become a gospel star in her father’s Detroit church, Aretha had a privileged urban upbringing where stars such as Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, and Sam Cooke regularly visited her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin. Soon, Aretha was on her way to creating a string of hits, from “Respect” to “Freeway of Love,” and becoming one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. Learn more about the late Queen of Soul at her website.
About Biographer, Mark Bego
Mark Bego is the author of 62 books on rock & roll and show business, including two “New York Times” Best-Sellers, a “Los Angeles Times” Best-Seller, and a “Chicago Tribune” Best-Seller, a Nashville “Tennessean” Best-Seller. With over 12 million books in print, Mark is acknowledged as the best-selling biographer in the rock and pop music field. His biographies have included the life stories of some of the biggest music artists, including Billy Joel, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Glen Campbell, George Strait, Patsy Cline, Alan Jackson, and Vince Gill, amongst many others. Mark has also written about film and television performers from Rock Hudson and Julia Roberts, to Leonardo DiCaprio and The Marx Brothers.