HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: ARETHA FRANKLIN

The ARETHA FRANKLIN STAR is located on the 6900 block of Hollywood Blvd.

How To Get There: Take the redline to HOLLYWOOD / HIGHLAND exit and walk one Block West 6900 Block. It is on the south side of the street. Across the street from the Chinese Theatre. Parking around the area can be very expensive, however there a few one hour parking spots located south of Hollywood.

  • FACTS:
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN.
  • First woman to be inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame
  • 18 time Grammy Awards winner
  • Berry Gordy attempted to sign ┬áher to Motown – Visit his star (Berry discovered Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder
  • Aretha won her first grammy at the age of 18 years old
  • Her interpretation of Otis Redding’s RESPECT became was awarded two Grammys an anthem in the civil rights/ feminist ┬ámovement and then again in the #metoo movement.
  • Self taught pianist
  • Aretha Franklin passed away August 16, 2018. Fans pay respect by placing flowers on her Star

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