by Alexandra Pollard and Gaby Whitehill
Aretha Franklin, ‘RESPECT’ – written by Otis Redding: This classic is the track Franklin is best known for – her signiature tuen. However, it was actually written by fellow blues legend Otis Redding, who intended to record it himself. Franklin did add the iconic “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” refrain herself, however.
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