Compare And Contrast Aretha Franklin And Martha Turner

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I will be doing my research paper on Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner.I will discuss how they are similar and how they are different.Both of them are legends in their own rights and a huge inspiration to me.The first time I found out about these singers was through my mother who is also a huge fan, she introduced me to their music and told me stories about how they left a impact on future generations.Both of them have had to overcome countless struggles in their life in order to become the mega stars they are today.

For Tina Turner born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush,Tennessee to Zelma Priscilla and Floyd Richard Bullock life was not always peaches and cream.She had a difficult childhood, her abusive father caused her mom
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Her father was an itinerant preacher originally from Shelby, Mississippi, while her mother was an accomplished piano player and vocalist.Even though Aretha life was not half as hard as Tina Turner's she also had a difficult childhood and a strained relationship with her mother.Aretha Franklin started singing in church and quickly gained popularity for her soulful voice.Aretha was the first woman ever to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.According to After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", Spanish Harlem and Think. By the end of the 1960s decade she had gained the title "The Queen of Soul". Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted and Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s.Aretha Franklin is characterized by her deep ,heavy and dark voice.Her rhytm and brilliant phrases have made her one of the most popular female singer of all times.Her musical style is very influenced by her gospel upbringing, the tone she uses in her songs are very similar to the ones you hear in a baptist church.Aretha Franklin talents some could say are inherited,having come from a musically gifted family it is no surprise that,when Franklin was 14, her father began managing her, bringing her on the road with him during what he called "gospel caravan"tours for her to perform in multiple churches.Aretha Franklin had a very
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