aretha franklin and the soul of r&b


Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis on March 25, 1942. Her mother, Barbara Siggers Franklin, was a gospel singer and pianist. Her father, the Rev. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, known as C. L., preached.  Her parents separated when Aretha was 6; she remained with her father.   Her mother died about five years later from a … Continue reading aretha franklin and the soul of r&b

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Sophie Watillon, violist and Siwa


Sophie was born on December 7 1965 in Namur, Belgium.  We have rectified her chart for a 04.02 Pisces Ascendant that Dr. Gordon claims "gives her a propensity to service through the  material things in life."  In her case that was the viola da gama, that we have highlighted this week in the Marais and … Continue reading Sophie Watillon, violist and Siwa

#333 Max Baer, sr. the Livermore Larruper


Max Baer, born Maximilian Adalbert Baer,  is a well known American boxer, cemented into popular culture through his son, Max Baer, jr of Beverly Hillbillies fame where he played Jethro Bodine.  With the death of Ellie May, Donna Douglas, Baer fils, is the latest surviving member of the cast. https://youtu.be/VQexg3K8hKY Marc Jones just notes CST … Continue reading #333 Max Baer, sr. the Livermore Larruper