Aretha Franklin turns 75 on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Here’s what the Queen of Soul had to say about her #1 hit Respect, “It was just good and funky, and I liked it. And my sister and I put the 'Sock It to Me' phrase to it. And, of course, a little later on, it became a mantra for civil rights groups and various other people."
Franklin was a member of the second class of musicians to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was the first woman to be inducted.