Throwback: Happy 79th Birthday Aretha Franklin!

March 26 was a rather auspicious day in music history: Elton John and Aretha Franklin were born on the same day, five years apart. And I needed to show respect to the legendary Queen of Soul and fellow Aries with some live footage — the first bit shot in Canada in 1978 and the second bit in Köln, Germany for an episode of the legendary German live music show Rockpalast.

‘Retha would have turned 79 this year. And we should continue to honor her and work.