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'Respect,' indeed: Aretha flipped Otis Redding's song into epic anthem

FILE — Aretha Franklin speaks to reporters in her dressing room backstage at the Apollo Theater in New York on June 3, 1971. Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit, her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn, said. She was 76. (Tyrone Dukes/The New York Times) XNYT41 XNYT41

The 1965 original focused on a man asking his woman for some respect after he worked a long, hard day. But a young Aretha Franklin flipped the track in 1967, recording one of the most celebrated cover songs ever released.

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