Earlier today the music world lost a legend. Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul,” passed away at the age of 76 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
“We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family,” Franklin’s publicist said in a statement today. “The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”
Her passing happened to coincide with the 41st anniversary of Elvis Presely’s death. “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” was just 42-years-old when he suffered a fatal heart attack in 1977.
The monarchs of music also share this day with baseball icon Babe Ruth, classic film star Bela Lugosi, and “Gone With The Wind” author Margaret Mitchell.
Earlier this year the Liverpool Football Club combined Elvis Presely’s and Aretha Franklin’s versions of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1945 musical Carousel. Here the incredible tribute together for the first time in the video below.