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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Franklin, Aretha,
  • Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMark Bego.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML420.F778 B4 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 340 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2057244M
ISBN 100312028636
LC Control Number88035939

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