Franklin to be in­ducted into Mem­phis Mu­sic Hall of Fame

Past in­ductees in­clude elvis pres­ley and Johnny Cash

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

aretha Franklin is to be in­ducted posthu­mously into the mem­phis mu­sic hall of Fame.

the Queen of Soul, who passed away aug. 16 at the age of 76, will be one of seven mu­sic fig­ures con­nected to the ten­nessee city who will be hon­oured at the in­duc­tion cer­e­mony in Novem­ber.

Franklin, who was born in mem­phis and lived there for two years, will be joined by rock and soul group the box tops, gospel artist O’landa draper, r&b singer-song­writer ed­die Floyd, rock­a­billy pi­o­neers the rock and roll trio, mem­phis rap­pers 8ball & MJG and ra­dio per­son­al­ity Ge­orge Klein, a close friend of the late elvis pres­ley.

ac­cord­ing to usa to­day, John doyle, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the rock ‘n’ Soul mu­seum and the hall of Fame, ex­plained that com­mit­tee had been want­ing to in­duct the re­spect singer for the past three years, but kept post­pon­ing her in­duc­tion with the hope she would at­tend.

“We’d been talk­ing to her and her peo­ple and they were ex­cited about it, but it was all about her sched­ule,” he said, adding that when they learned she was se­ri­ously ill ear­lier this year, they de­cided to hon­our her at the 2018 cer­e­mony re­gard­less.

the event will take place at Can­non Cen­ter for the per­form­ing arts on Nov. 1 with a prize-giv­ing and con­cert that doyle prom­ises will be “star-stud­ded.”

the mem­phis mu­sic hall of Fame be­gan in 2012, and pre­vi­ous in­ductees in­clude elvis pres­ley, b.b. King, Jerry lee lewis, Johnny Cash, Justin tim­ber­lake and Otis red­ding. Franklin passed away fol­low­ing a bat­tle with pancreatic cancer, and she was laid to rest in Wood­lawn Ceme­tery in detroit, michi­gan, fol­low­ing a pub­lic view­ing and me­mo­rial ser­vice. her fi­nal rest­ing place, near her fa­ther C.l. Franklin inside a white mar­ble room of a mau­soleum, is now open to the pub­lic. WENN

The as­so­ci­ated Press files

Aretha Franklin per­forms dur­ing the BET Hon­ors in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., in 2012. Franklin will be posthu­mously in­ducted into the Mem­phis Mu­sic Hall of Fame.

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