Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Answer: On this day in 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The “Queen of Soul” is known for such hits as “Respect,” “Freeway of Love” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” Aretha Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Only 10 solo female performers and 13 groups containing at least one female performer have been added since the Hall admitted its first woman—Aretha Franklin—on January 3, 1987.
Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church.
Born: 25 March 1942 (age 75), Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Movies: The Blues Brothers, Blues Brothers 2000, Muscle Shoals, Stations of the Elevated