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29 Things You Might Not Have Known About 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin

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12. Her Father Was A Well-Known Preacher
Her father was a preacher in Detroit, but he was bigger than just being a local pastor. He became known as the man with the “million-dollar voice” because he would give sermons across the country and earn thousands of dollars for his preaching. Because of this, well-known people would often come to listen to his teachings, including Martin Luther King and Sam Cooke.