Some of Aretha’s Best Moments – From Michigan and More [VIDEOS]
From Ford Field to the Pontiac Silverdome to the Presidential Inauguration, here are some of The Queen of Soul's most moving moments.
Obviously, we're biased because of #PureMichigan. But the singer, whose family moved from Memphis to Detroit just before she turned five, spent most of her free time here in the mitten state, and a lot of her best performances were from here.
The above video is from her infamous performance at the Pontiac Silverdome at Wrestlemania III in 1987. Ironic that we lost the Silverdome just before we lost Aretha, isn't it?
Here's the Queen herself, paying tribute to Carole King at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors. As if Carole's reaction isn't enough, watch her bring the President to tears.
Here she is, back in her hometown and rocking some Detroit Lions fan gear, singing the National Anthem at the Thanksgiving Day game in 2016 at Ford Field.
Did you know that this was her ONLY feature film role?
THAT HAT THOUGH. The Queen of Soul made us all proud to be Americans when she sang, "My Country Tis of Thee" at Obama's Inauguration in 2009.
And finally, a rarely-seen video of Ms. Franklin performing in Amsterdam in 1968. Don't think the venue anticipated how much security they'd need - they're throwing flowers at her like baseballs.