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Aretha Franklin/ Diana Ross

Friday, August 2nd, 1996

When I was young, ARETHA FRANKLIN and DIANA ROSS repre­sented the two poles of women’s expe­ri­ence. Diana’s sweet, lyrical voice cele­brated a woman’s capacity to abandon herself completely to love. Aretha’s “Respect” was the ulti­mate expres­sion of a woman’s right­eous anger and self-respect. Now I see them both as present-day embod­i­ments of ancient Goddesses, projecting dazzling images of beauty, power, glamour, self-posses­sion, and grace.

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