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Child of the Gospel - The Daughter Of A Preacher Man, A Good Life In Detroit, Tragedy Strikes, A Brief History Of Gospel Music

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Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, Her father was Reverend Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (known as C.L.), a preacher in the Baptist Church. Aretha's mother was Barbara Siggers Franklin, a gospel singer and talented pianist. Aretha had an older sister, Erma, and two older brothers, Vaughn and Cecil. Later, her younger sister, Carolyn, was born.

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