Il mondo piange Aretha Franklin. I messaggi di cordoglio dei colleghi
Con Aretha Franklin se ne va la storia della musica, quella musica che lei stessa ha segnato e cambiato per sempre.
Una delle ultime vere leggende musicali, voce che ha ispirato generazioni e mai smetterà di farlo: l’addio di Aretha lascia un vuoto incolmabile in un mondo dove il talento finisce quasi sempre per passare in secondo piano.
Aretha Franklin era, è, la rappresentazione perfetta di talento cristallini & passione smisurata, ha vissuto di e per la musica, lasciando un’eredità inestimabile. Oggi, nella tristezza per la notizia della sua morte, non rimane altro da fare che celebrarne la grandezza, come hanno fatto e stanno facendo minuto dopo minuto moltissimi “colleghi”, cresciuti con l’esempio ed il mito di Lady Soul:
Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul. The Icon. The ultimate singers' singer. The greatest singer and musician of my lifetime. The power of your voice in music and in civil rights blew open the door for me and so many others. You were my inspiration, my mentor and my friend. pic.twitter.com/QD9pxvGLLh
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 16, 2018
I will forever cherish the moments I spent in your presence. Your indelible impact was earned not only by your incomparable voice but by your bigger than life personality, wit and humor. I say a BIG prayer for you. You will forever have all our RESPECT. Love, Mariah ♥️ pic.twitter.com/97qk0J64rO
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 16, 2018
The loss of Aretha Franklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated – she was one of my favourite pianists. I was fortunate enough to spend time with her and witness her last performance – a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation at St John The Divine Cathedral. She was obviously unwell, and I wasn’t sure she could perform. But Aretha did and she raised the roof. She sang and played magnificently, and we all wept. We were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time. I adored her and worshipped her talent. God bless her. My condolences to all her family and friends. We shared the same birthday – and that meant so much to me. The whole world will miss her but will always rejoice in her remarkable legacy. The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. @arethasings #RIP #ArethaFranklin #QueenOfSoul @ejaf
Aretha was such a timeless inspiration to me and so many others, the ultimate queen, thank you for the gift of your voice, music and unshakeable soul 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/me3FXBY4WZ
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) August 16, 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16, 2018
The Queen of Soul has left this earth to sit on her throne in heaven. How blessed we were to hear the best that God had to offer in her voice. RESPECT!
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— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) August 16, 2018
— florence welch (@flo_tweet) August 16, 2018
Today we have lost one of the greatest. She will always be remembered and admired. Aretha Franklin, rest in peace. We love you.
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) August 16, 2018
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— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 16, 2018
Rest peacefully #ARETHAFRANKLIN I imagine u in heaven performing & still making people souls move just like you did here on soul train🙌🏾 this was my aunt favorite record #RockSteady she played all the time!you will always be the Queen of Soul you been that before many of us were born! Thank you for giving us LEGENDARY TIMELESS music & showing us what it takes to have LONGEVITY & displaying UNDENIABLE talent🙌🏾 artist can learn so much from going back & watching and listening to your body of work & your LEGACY that has transcended through many generations! You CREATED YOUR OWN LANE…🙏🏾❤️ We Love You #RESPECT
An unbelievable woman and voice. It was an honor to meet and perform with the Queen of Soul. RIP Aretha Franklin ❤️💔https://t.co/BQBtdPuoZO
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) August 16, 2018
Tra i messaggi più significativi, senza dubbio quello dell’ex presidente Barack Obama, che in pochi caratteri è riuscito a spiegare molto bene cosa rappresenta Lady Soul:
Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/bfASqKlLc5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 16, 2018