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The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait

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"Aretha was private. I respected this and she trusted me." Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photojournalist and newspaper columnist. Franklin's brother and business manager arranged for Solomon to capture the singer's major career events-just as she was coming back home to Detroit from California-while Franklin requested ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 14th 2019 by Wayne State University Press
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Bradley
Dec 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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A lovely photo album of candid Aretha Franklin shots taken by Detroit photojournalist Linda Solomon
Barry Solomon
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has Intimate and exclusive portraits of the Queen sharing her “ realness .”
The photographs captures Aretha at her private birthday and Christmas parties at her home and on stage and in rehearsal with the Rolling Stones and The Godfather of Soul James Brown . Aretha’s most famous quote “I am the lady next-door when I’m not on stage. “ This book shows both the regal Aretha and the “ natural woman .” A poignant afterword is written by Aretha’s beloved niece .
Amy Samin
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a photo album, a nice one. But it is not a biography, which is what I’d hoped for. If you’re a fan of the Queen of Soul, you’ll probably enjoy this book, but I urge you to borrow it from the library.
Marge
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A beautiful photo tribute to Aretha from a close friend.
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