Known as The Queen Of Soul, her powerful voice and unforgettable songs have touched multiple generations of fans and performers. Her music broke barriers and easily jumped across genres, pulling in fans of every race, color and creed.
Her activism in the Civil Rights movement paved the way for people of color to succeed in ways that had only been dreamed of before.
Her music is iconic. Respect and Chain Of Fools are still feminist anthems decades after they were released.
One cannot help but sing along to her songs and feel the joy that comes from her music.
She was 76. RIP.