Aretha Franklin - Mark Bego (CD/Spoken Word)

The Queen of Soul

Product Details

Barcode
9781469241340
Department
Books
Released
1 Apr 2012
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Mark Bego
Mel Foster (Narrator)
Subtitle
The Queen of Soul
Binding
CD/Spoken Word
Publisher
Brilliance Audio
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Dimensions
140 x 165 x 25mm (318g)

Annotation

Traces the life of Aretha Franklin, from deserted child and teenage mother to Grammy winner and inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Summary

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul documents the beloved singing star’s rocky personal life and internationally acclaimed show business career. An in-depth and frank examination of Aretha, this definitive biography traces her career from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, recording her first album at the age of fourteen, a major recording contract at eighteen, and stardom in her twenties, right up through her headline-grabbing 2010 health scare, to her triumphant return: singing to her cheering Detroit hometown fans in summer 2011.This New York Times bestselling author’s detailed research includes interviews with the most important people in Aretha’s life, including record producers Jerry Wexler, Clyde Otis, and Clive Davis, her first husband, several of Franklin’s singing star contemporaries, and a rare one-on-one session with Aretha herself.Bego’s portrayal of the singing sensation is done with clarity and neutrality. A no-holds-barred look at her roller coaster life, it takes her from two teenage pregnancies and an abusive first marriage, to drinking problems, battles with her weight, the murder of her father, and tabloid wars. This critically acclaimed, freshly updated biography will give readers a clear understanding of what makes Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul.”

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
BISAC Subject 2
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
BISAC Subject 3
Biography & Autobiography / Women
Library Subject 1
Soul musicians; United States; Biography.
Academic Subject 1
Biography And Autobiography
Academic Subject 2
Black Musicians And Their Music
Dewey Classification
782.421644092