"We started at as like Aretha groupies or something", Clinton, 72, said to laughs. Some of the performers, including Stevie Wonder, counted Aretha Franklin as a friend and colleague for many decades.
Jordan Franklin, left, pauses alongside his sister Victorie Franklin while speaking about their grandmother, Aretha Franklin, during the funeral service for the legendary singer at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit.
Thus far, however, there is no indication of discord among Franklin's family. Watching Aretha perform it and drive Obama to tears in a you tube video and watching King in the stands completely lose it as the song she sang is delivered with such greatness by Aretha King is what mesmerizing videos are made of.
In a video interview, she revealed to WDIV-TV that the last time she spoke to Aretha, she told her about the diagnosis.
Thursday, a tribute concert took place nearby at Chene Park Amphitheater with The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and more performing for fans. "Bless her heart", tweeted one, Tenisha Taylor Bell.
On Thursday, the scene shifted to New Bethel Baptist Church, which for many years was pastored by Franklin's father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin.
VideoFormer President Bill Clinton and music legend Smokey Robinson were among the speakers at her funeral.
Prior to walking into Aretha Franklin's funeral in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday, Knight seemed to reveal that she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the same disease that Franklin died from.
He went on to criticise President Trump, whose initial tribute to Franklin two weeks ago said, "she worked for me on numerous occasions". She was given a great gift from God - her voice, and she used it well.
Barrino's tribute to Franklin clearly had a strong personal meaning for her, if a tweet she posted on August 16, the day of Franklin's death, was any indication.
One wrote: "I'm sorry you had to do through something uncomfortable like that!"
Moore's arrangement included a card that read, "You know I always adored and loved you to bits and pieces".
Sharpton read a letter from former President Barack Obama, who honored Franklin's legacy and her impact on the country. She also listened a great deal to Jim Reeves and the soulful ballads of many African American musicians like Otis Redding and the more dramatic James Brown. Here are five books in celebration of the unmatched and classical Aretha Franklin.
The public were able to view and pay their respects to the late star, who lay in state in the same museum which held civil rights activist Rosa Parks' viewing in 2005.
"Really gonna miss you, really gonna be different without you", he sang.
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At least 20 performers are scheduled to participate, including Stevie Wonder , Shirley Caesar, Faith Hill and Ariana Grande . The pop star then called for the lights to be cut and a moment of silence before adding, "We love you Aretha".
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