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Franklin performed Amazing Grace for Pope Francis in 2015.

Aretha Franklin news conference 1973 APIn this March 26, 1973 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin appears at a news conference.

Music icon at age 76. Her decades-long career included dozens of awards and honoree performances that ranged from personal to political and celebratory.

From singing at Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral in 1968 to performing at President Barack Obama's first swearing-in ceremony, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin participated in major historical moments.

Here are 17 photos that demonstrate Franklin's illustrious life and career.

This photo captures a moment during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial service when Coretta Scott King was listening to Aretha Franklin sing.

Franklin was 26 years old when she sang at Dr. Martin Luther King's memorial service.

According to the Associated Press, Franklin performed in Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 1968 during memorial services for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Four years later, Aretha Franklin appeared at an event with Reverend Jesse Jackson in New York.

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking to reporters with Aretha Franklin and Louis Stokes.

Franklin broke record after record at the Grammy Awards.

Franklin poses with her Grammy Award at the 17th Annual Grammy Award presentation in New York on March 3, 1975.

In 1975, she won the award for for best rhythm and blues performance (female). Franklin won every Grammy Award in that category for the first eight years after it was introduced in 1968.

Franklin performed with other music legends, including James Brown.

Franklin and Brown perform at the Taboo night club in Detroit in 1987.

Titans of the industry Aretha Franklin and James Brown performed together for an HBO-filmed special, "Soul Session," which was later released on DVD.

In the '90s, Franklin was active in the Democratic party and made frequent appearances at events.

Aretha Franklin sings at the Democratic National Convention in New York, July 14, 1992.

Franklin sung the National Anthem at the 1968 Democratic Nation Convention, and repeated the role for the 1992 event.

Franklin then performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a pre-inaugural concert ahead of President Bill Clinton's swearing-in ceremony.

Franklin performs at pre-inaugural concert in Washington, DC, in 1993.

Franklin's performance was part of a concert which included Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Diana Ross.

Aretha Franklin was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.

Aretha Franklin holds her award backstage at New York's Radio City Music Hall on March 1, 1994.

Twenty-six years after winning the Grammy for best R&B vocal performance for "Respect," Franklin was granted the lifetime achievement award.

That same year, Franklin was one of the Kennedy Center Honors award recipients.

President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton applaud the 1994 Kennedy Center Honors award recipients.

Franklin was honored alongside songwriter Pete Seeger, director Harold Prince, composer Morton Gould, and actor Kirk Douglas.

Franklin performed for President Clinton's second inauguration, too, this time at the gala following the swearing-in ceremony.

James Taylor and Aretha Franklin performing on January 19, 1997.

Aretha Franklin was also on hand for the memorable 2002 US Open women's final between Venus and Serena Williams.

Aretha Franklin sings "America the Beautiful" before the start of the womens' final.

Serena Williams won against defending champion Venus Williams, and continued on to become one of the greatest tennis players in history.

Continuing her sports appearances, Franklin lit the Olympic Torch in 2002.

Franklin helped spark the start of the Winter Olympics.

After participating in the torch relay in Detroit, Franklin lit the cauldron to help set off the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Franklin helped survivors of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Franklin chats with nine-year-old Michael Barconey at a party she threw.

Following the devastating natural disaster, Franklin hosted an event in Detroit for the dozens of people there who were displaced by the hurricane.

Later that year, Franklin received the Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush.

Franklin receives applause from her male co-honorees.

Franklin's fellow honorees were internet software designer Robert Kahn, historian Robert Conquest, outgoing Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, and actor Andy Griffith.

For President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009, Franklin performed on stage just before the swearing-in ceremony.

Aretha Franklin at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

Franklin would go on to appear several times with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Forty-three years after singing at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral service, Franklin was present for the dedication of his memorial on the National Mall.

Franklin with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Harry Johnson, president and CEO of the MLK National Memorial Project Fund.

The memorial was officially dedicated on October 16, 2011, in Washington, DC.

This photo captures a moment when President Obama gave Franklin a fist bump during a farewell ceremony for Attorney General Eric Holder.

President Barack Obama fist bumps with Aretha Franklin.

Franklin sang during the ceremony at the Justice Department, where the Attorney General's official portrait was unveiled.

Franklin performed "Amazing Grace" for Pope Francis in 2015.

Pope Francis saw Franklin perform during his visit to the US.

During the final days of his visit to the United States, Pope Francis watched on as Aretha Franklin performed during the Festival of Families in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.






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