COMING: “Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” by Mark Bego
Author Mark Bego, who has done two books previously on Aretha Franklin, will be releasing, with Skyhorse Publishing, Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul.
Says Bego: “Aretha Franklin will always be remembered as being a true original. Her voice was so strong and pure, it was like a force of nature, and it brilliantly redefined the word “soul.” Aretha’s songs like “Respect,” “Think,” “Rock Steady,” and “Freeway of Love” will forever represent an era of sheer musical brilliance. I will always recall my one-on-one interview with Aretha in 1985 at her Detroit area
home, as one of the most unique afternoons of my entire writing career. It wasn’t so much an interview, as it was a visitation with royalty. Aretha Franklin’s legend and her amazing body of recorded music will live on to attest to her unflagging reign as “The Queen of Soul.”