From one queen to another, her heart will go on.
Otis Redding's original version was about a man wanting a break from his wife.
"American history wells up when Aretha sings," Barack Obama said of Franklin.
The 18-time Grammy winner transcended music categories during her six decades as a recording artist.
"I would have loved to have talked to Amy Winehouse. Her music was an inspiration to me. And I remember my parents coming home from seeing her in a club and just raving about her. She came from the same background as me, growing up in North London."
Woody Allen once said that 80 per cent of success is 'just showing up'. Understanding that in every encounter you may actually learn something is a key to achieving better public policy. So, Mayor Ford -- you belong at Pride.