Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, the same day that Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n' Roll passed. Franklin passed at her home in Detroit while Elvis passed at Graceland in Memphis, TN back in 1977 at age 42.
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So the Queen of Soul and the King of Rock die on the same date. Sad day, indeed. pic.twitter.com/CWRYsteVL5— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) August 16, 2018
So Elvis and Aretha, two singers/performers who were so influential we only need to reference them by one name, died on the same day, Aug. 16, 41 years apart.— Mark Giannotto (@mgiannotto) August 16, 2018
One made Memphis home, and the other was born here.