June 3rd, 1967 Aretha Franklin had a No.1 hit

Jun 03, 2015

By AM740 Staff

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On June 3rd, 1967 Aretha Franklin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with her single Respect.

This single was her version of Otis Redding’s original recording of the same single. Although this single skyrocketed to No. 1 in the US, Franklin’s version was No. 10 on the UK charts. It would be 20 years before she makes it to No.1 in the UK for her duet with George Michael, I Knew You Were Waiting.

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