So sad to hear about the passing of the iconic Aretha Franklin. Tributes are pouring in from all over, so anything I can add is of little consequence. I just wanted to post this video of Aretha’s version of the Beatles, Let it Be. A huge fan of Franklin’s, Paul McCartney sent a demo to Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records in hopes he would pass it on to Aretha. Like many, The Beatles were big admirers of the Queen of Soul and were thrilled when she recorded many of their songs.
Here is a link to the Rolling Stone article, Why Nobody Sang The Beatles like Aretha.