Today is Aretha Franklin's 70 birthday, congratulations from all of us at diablog. What a lady, what a voice.
You can find plenty about her at Wikipedia, or Last.fm.
One of my all time favorite performances is in the wonderful movie The Blues Brothers, from which we had the theme of Peter Gunn already.
In Blues Brothers Aretha Franklin plays Matt Guitar Murphy's wife/boss, unsuccessfully trying to prevent him from rejoining the band:
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A toast to the Queen of Soul,