Taylor Swift Aretha Franklin Tribute, Moment of Silence, Detroit Concert

31 August, 2018, 18:33 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Fans pay their last to Aretha Franklin

A sea of women wearing black, many with African violet corsages and pearl necklaces lead a procession into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Aretha Franklin, singer, died August 16, 2018.

An estimated 15,000 people came on Tuesday with a bigger crowd on Wednesday, one museum official told AFP.

The funeral parlor have reportedly said Franklin will be dressed differently for each of the four days of celebration, which continues on Thursday with her coffin lying in repose at her father's New Bethel Baptist Church, where she hosted dinners and recorded an album.

The Wright Museum is a cultural landmark in Detroit, where Franklin grew up and spent most of her life.

Headliners include Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Angela Davis and Angie Stone.




Taylor Swift held a moment of silence in remembrance of the late Aretha Franklin at her Tuesday night concert in Detroit - Franklin's hometown.

She said the singer looked lovely while lying in repose: "I don't know about red yesterday". She's not sure what overcame him, since they had seen Franklin perform many times before, but "I guess it was something special", she said.

But those who knew her personally-like the man trusted with preparing her body for home-going services this week-said she was anything but a diva in private.

Franklin is considered royalty in her MI hometown.

Her songs boomed out of loudspeakers near the venue.

"She did so much for music; she did so much for women's rights; she did so much for civil rights", Swift said in comments that we taped by fans and posted on social media. The strains of Franklin's gospel recordings echoed in the airy space. She downplayed the singer's multiple outfits, calling them "just natural changes in wardrobe that a queen would make". "I was like, 'How are you a real person?' It's an honor to have met her, and we're gonna celebrate her".

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