ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTS FIRST WOMAN

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, today in 1987, became the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
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On this date in 1987, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, became the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.

Despite the enormity of the milestone, Franklin wasn’t actually able to attend the ceremony herself, so instead, Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards, Clive Davis and her brother Cecil inducted Franklin with her poignant speech, “To be the first woman inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a historical moment and indeed a milestone in my career…”

In 2018, Rock Hall issued a statement commemorating Franklin: “The first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin was an artist of passion, sophistication and command, whose recordings remain anthems that defined soul music. Long live the Queen.”

Stevie Nicks made history in 2019 by being the first female artist to be inducted twice, first with Fleetwood Mac in 1998, then as a solo artist.

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Photos of Aretha Franklin via NBC News.
Photo of Stevie Nicks via Wallpaper Cafe.

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Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
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