Aretha Franklin

 
 
 
I love producing, writing. I rarely write with other writers unless I have a real great respect for them. Like Burt Bacharach, or Carole Sager, or Stevie Wonder. Somebody like Smokey - like that. Otherwise, I choose to write alone.
— Aretha Franklin
 

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) R.I.P. Aretha.