There is a report that Aretha Franklin is fighting advanced incurable pancreatic cancer and has only a year to live. The family of the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall has confirmed the cancer diagnosis but refused to give details, so I cannot vouch for the ‘terminal’ status. Source.
Watch the video below of Franklin, now 68 years old, performing at Obama’s inaugural, singing Let Freedom Ring, when she looks down and tells someone to “shut-up.” I love her music.
The second video is Aretha performing her legendary Respect live, from 1990 I believe.
Aretha Franklin Inaugural Video
Aretha Franklin Live – Respect (video)