Author Event | Linda Solomon: The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait
Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:24am
When: November 8, 2019 at Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait is a book full of firsts, as photojournalist Linda Solomon was invited not only to capture historical events in Aretha’s music career showcasing Detroit, but to join in with the Franklin family’s most intimate and cherished moments in her beloved hometown. In this talk she reflects on this book which documents Aretha's life and career.
Linda Solomon met Aretha in 1983 when Linda was beginning her career as a photojournalist and newspaper columnist and was hired to capture the singer’s major career events, and to also document everything else. What developed over these years of photographing birthday and Christmas parties, annual celebrity galas, private backstage moments, photo shoots with the iconic pink Cadillac, and more, was a friendship between two women who grew to enjoy and respect one another.
Martin Bandyke, morning drive host on Ann Arbor's 107one, hosted this event.
November 8, 2019 at Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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