Music stars honour soul great Aretha Franklin

Monday November 7, 2011

Aretha Franklin has been honoured with a star-studded tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Lauryn Hill, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and Chaka Khan were among those who entertained at the show.

The 69-year-old Queen of Soul was not scheduled to perform but towards the end of the three-hour event she took a seat at a piano and traded verses with Dennis in a rendition of A Song For You.

Aretha received a key to the city from Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson during the concert and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Case Western Reserve University.

The show ended a week-long American Music Masters tribute to the Respect star.

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