Today is Aretha Franklin's 69th birthday, so it is time to bow in the direction of Detroit and pay homage to one of our iconic singers while she still walks amongst us mere mortals in her queendom.
The Queen of Soul was born on this date in 1942, and yes I have much love for her music.
Don't forget she sang at the 2009 inauguration of President Obama.
PETA may hate her, but as I said in last year's birthday post, frack them. Who cares what those fools think? .
Happy birthday, your royal higness!