Amazing Grace review soul-shaking gospel from Aretha Franklin

A spellbinding performance by the singer is captured in Sydney Pollacks 1972 film The 1970 s may have been the heyday of the stone concert movie, but the genre was frequently spoilt by questionable acts and legal conflicts. Whether it’s…

Read More

Burt Bacharach: ‘Trump is dangerous my songs are a form of resistance’

He adored Dusty, drove Cilla to exhaustion and had so many reaches he lost count. Now, the 90 -year-old says its time to get political ” I don’t know how many lyrics I’ve written, I don’t know how many stumbles…

Read More

Amazing Grace: the story behind the electrifying Aretha Franklin movie

The late singers niece and the movies creator talk about the process of creating a characterizing 1972 carry-on to the big screen In Aretha Franklin’s revelatory concert film Amazing Grace, she barely speaks a word. Aside from one smothered request…

Read More

How Aretha Franklin (Almost) Conquered Her Fear of Flying

At around 1:20 a.m. on July 6, 2015, a long, comfort bus broke down on a stretching of route just outside Chicago. The vehicle’s transmitting had given out, all regional auto services were closed, and the bus’ occupants–a squadron of…

Read More

Detroit plays Aretha Franklin’s hits and remembers its hometown queen

Detroiters recollect a singer who changed the course of music but ever hugged her often beleaguered hometown Detroiters continue to celebrate ‘I didn’t want to sing at first’: Aretha Franklin in her own commands- video As the weekend selected on,…

Read More