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Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

Naturally, as one of the greatest singers of all time, Aretha Franklin — the “Queen of Soul” who died at 76 on Thursday — was no stranger to Maryland, stopping here for various performances during her illustrious career.

In 1971, less than a year after releasing her album “Spirit in the Dark,” Franklin performed at Baltimore’s Civic Center. The Sun’s Earl Arnett attended to review Franklin’s performance, but due to technical difficulties and a pressing deadline, Arnett had to leave before Franklin took the stage.

“If Miss Franklin finally did come on the stage and sing, then it should have been worth it for ... the hundreds of others who came for an enjoyable night of...

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