Aretha Franklin is one of the most iconic singers to ever live and the Queen of Soul delivered several memorable performances throughout her illustrious career.

Throughout her nearly 60-year career, she has performed for Queen Elizabeth, prompted tears from Barack Obama, inspired countless artists and fans across the globe and delivered the undeniably impactful anthem with her 1967 hit “Respect.”

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Check out a few of the most memorable performances from one of the most powerful voices of our time:

7The Beginning

At 22-years-old, Franklin performs her first Billboard Hot 100 hit “Won’t Be Long” on The Steve Allen Show in 1964.

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