Famous People With Diabetes:  Aretha Franklin  Claim to Fame: American singer, songwriter, and pianist  DOB: March 25, 1942  Diabetes Type: Type 2

Famous People With Diabetes: Aretha Franklin Claim to Fame: American singer, songwriter, and pianist DOB: March 25, 1942 Diabetes Type: Type 2

Esperanza Spalding--- is a jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.She has won 4 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards,making her the first jazz artist to win the award

Esperanza Spalding--- is a jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.She has won 4 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards,making her the first jazz artist to win the award

February 14,1967 – Aretha Franklin recorded “Respect.” She didn’t write the song — Otis Redding did — but she gave it new life. “I have been in many studios in my life, but there was never a day like that,” recalled arranger Arif Mardin. “It was like a festival. Everything worked just right.”

February 14,1967 – Aretha Franklin recorded “Respect.” She didn’t write the song — Otis Redding did — but she gave it new life. “I have been in many studios in my life, but there was never a day like that,” recalled arranger Arif Mardin. “It was like a festival. Everything worked just right.”

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity

Shirley Horn, jazz singer and pianistHorn was born May 1, 1934 in Washington D. C. She began playing the piano at an early age and had thoughts of becoming a classical artist. She first achieved fame in 1960 and over her career was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning in 1999 for Best Jazz Vocal Album for “I Remember Miles.”

Shirley Horn, jazz singer and pianistHorn was born May 1, 1934 in Washington D. C. She began playing the piano at an early age and had thoughts of becoming a classical artist. She first achieved fame in 1960 and over her career was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning in 1999 for Best Jazz Vocal Album for “I Remember Miles.”

Ella Fitzgerald. Call me crazy, but Ella grew more beautiful as the years passed. What a woman !

Ella Fitzgerald. Call me crazy, but Ella grew more beautiful as the years passed. What a woman !

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