Just heard the news. The Queen Of Soul has passed on. She was definitely one of a kind. It will be a long time before anybody sees that kind of talent again. (Being from Detroit myself I'm a little biased).
I actually had the pleasure of meeting, and spending an afternoon with her. At the time I was doing video production (I was a shooter), and she won an award for something, but couldn't be there to accept it so her people hired our crew to come to her, and videotape her acceptance.
She was a very nice lady. We all had a great time while we were there.
Just sad to see all of that talent and experience vanish before our eyes like that.