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Aretha Franklin celebrates her 72nd birthday in New York

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 01:07

March 24 - The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, celebrates her 72nd birthday with a party in New York. Rollo Ross reports.

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The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, celebrated her 72nd birthday with a bash in New York's Ritz Carlton Hotel on Saturday March 22nd. The singer of such hits as 'Respect' and 'Think' holds a party every year to which she invites not only her celebrity friends but also members of the world's press. SOUNDBITE Soul singer, Aretha Franklin, saying (English): "Well, hey, you have to kind of treat yourself and pamper yourself a little bit. So why not." The singer received a large birthday cake at the event, although her actual birthday is on March 25th. So does she have any ideas what she's hoping for on the big day? SOUNDBITE Soul singer, Aretha Franklin, saying (English): "What do I want. Lots of things, lots of things. I really would like a record deal for my granddaughter, Victory and my son Kecalf. That's what I'm really working on other than my own CD that Face (Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds) is producing and Andre 3000 maybe doing some of the cuts with him." Yes, a new album is on the way, and just to prove that Aretha's still got it she finished up by breaking into song on the press line.

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Aretha Franklin celebrates her 72nd birthday in New York

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 01:07