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Trivia Tuesday: The First Lady of Gospel and The Queen of Soul

January 14, 2019

Durham’s Shirley Caesar, often called “The First Lady of Gospel,” was a life-long friend of Aretha Franklin. The Grammy Award-winning performer first met Franklin as a teenager when they were on tour with Franklin’s father. Caesar performed at Aretha Franklin’s funeral last year.  

Shirley Caesar performing at Aretha Franklin's funeral.
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