Detroit's Motown Museum to pay tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Posted at 7:15 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 09:25:01-04

Detroit's Motown Museum will play Aretha Franklin hits this weekend to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul and her contributions to music.

While Aretha was never signed to the Motown label, the museum considers her a part of the Motown family. 

In addition, the museum will have a guest book available for visitors to sign and share their condolences. The book will be sent to Aretha's family.

"Aretha was an international music icon and unmatched talent who deserved every bit of her status as the Queen of Soul," said Robin Terry, chairwoman and CEO of Motown Museum.

"While she was never signed to the Motown label, there is no question she was a part of the Motown family. She performed at our Motown Museum 20th anniversary gala and it was an unforgettable night and performance. Her legacy will continue to inspire and resonate in the souls of Detroiters and her fans around the world. Motown Museum joins the rest of the world in mourning her passing as we celebrate her remarkable life and trailblazing contributions to music."

Her music will be played at the museum through Aug. 19.