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Aretha Franklin

The birthday girl for March 25 is Aretha Franklin.

Aries divas are a-dime-a-dozen.  There’s Elton John, Céline Dion, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, etc.  But of all the Aries divas, no one else lives up to the stereotype quite like Aretha Franklin.  Despite being the one person on the list I just provided who has sold the fewest records, Franklin appears to demand the most “Respect.”

It’s in character for an Aries to believe their own hype.  I adore Aretha Franklin and I’ve paid for her music several times, but she isn’t in the same league commercially as many other artists born under the same sun sign.  Of course, you would never know that because she’s claimed the title the “The Queen of Soul” despite the fact that she doesn’t even rank on this list of the bestselling musical acts of all time.

Again, I’m a big fan.  She is responsible for some of the greatest songs in the history of popular music.  Nevertheless, she represents the “demanding diva” stereotype associated with her sign in a manner that makes me respect her a little less than I should.

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March 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

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