We are asking everyone to #SayALittlePrayer
for the Queen of Soul, #ApolloLegend #ArethaFranklin
! Today, we're remembering her storied legacy on our stage: "It was June 1971. After a year of struggling with canceled concerts and rumors of a nervous breakdown, the #QueenofSoul
was at the apex of her powers. She had a band behind her, King Curtis and the Kingpins, that Jerry Wexler, her producer at Atlantic, described as 'locked and loaded.' ... #Harlem
was ready for her, too. The lines left many disappointed. Billboard magazine described her appearance as ‘the natural woman in a natural setting.’” – @nytimes
See the link in our IG story to read more!
#apollotheater #apollo #harlem #history #legacy