In 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman ever to be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The late “Queen of Soul” may be most famous for her reworking of Otis Redding’s Respect, which the Hall of Fame now views as Franklin’s “assertion of selfhood in the women’s movement.”

One of the things I find most remarkable about the amazing Aretha Franklin is that she endured multiple rapes as a girl. She gave birth to her first child when she was 12 and her second when she was 15. She had her third child at 22 and her fourth and final child at 26. Her first husband beat her.

No one wonder she put so much soul, heart and power into "Respect."