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Aretha Franklin who sang with matchless style on. Classics like think I say, a little prayer and her signature song respect and stood as, a cultural icon around the globe has died at the age of seventy six from pancreatic cancer Howard Kremer author pop culture, expert and former curator at, the rock and, Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland joins us on the KOMO news line. To try and sum up in incredible life Howard thanks. So much time, it's no easy task. But give us your thoughts on, the legendary Aretha Franklin well I one of the great talents this country's ever produced arguably one of the great tells the world has never produced she is A mount Rushmore of. American music Talk about Aretha Franklin the person we certainly know much about her music fortunate enough to be. Exposed to it over the decades what was? She like in more private settings if you will Well she she was very guarded. About her private life but she's not one of these people, who made fodder of her personal life or celebrity purposes and for the media she was she was a. Mother of several children she ever really talked? About her family She. Actually became a mother very very young She had a couple of times one of her husbands who was. A manager at, roughed her up in public that being said she, also completely took control of, your own career and she became paroled. Manager brother had manager prior to his passing. She determined what music she wanted. To play she determined what, the, arrangements were She was really in control of what you wanna do she. Was a truly, self determining woman as I mentioned off the top, you're the former curator of, the rock and Roll Hall of fame. Where in nineteen eighty seven she became the. First female inductee talk about that Well it was pretty obvious who the, first what had to be when when that happened Goes without his you know nineteen Eighty-six artists Fourteen artists they were kinda rush to make sure that a lot of people who were deserving got it doesn't take, it away, from Aretha Franklin Her career far exceeds the notion of just the rock-n-roll her artistry Is, really something to behold and by that measure every, artist every singer at some point going? To go through their mind think how would Aretha Franklin do this how how do you make your own Before we let you. Go how can you talk about she seemed to seamlessly make. This transition from gospel, to saw to pop and clearly not everyone who had chart that similar, course would be able to pull it? Off certainly not the way she did No Comes down to command of commanded knowledge and. Respect she knew what the art, work she could balance it all because of the. Vast, well, talented she possessed Lesser mortals. We'll try to walk that path and looking up particularly good the Franklin could do it because she was a, wreath of Franklin and she add the tools do Howard Kremer author pop culture expert and former curator, at the rock and Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland. Good enough, to join us on the KOMO Newsline. And share his perspective on the Queen of. Soul Aretha Franklin, how, thanks again.