Thursday, July 19, 2012

BEGO ON ARETHA FRANKLIN AMERICAN IDOL

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AMERICAN IDOLS
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 THE QUEEN OF SOUL



Celebrity-author Mark Bego, who currently has Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (Skyhorse Publishing), out in the bookstores, commented recently on the possibility of Franklin joining TV’s American Idol: “Aretha Franklin has long been revered as the epitome in the terms of ‘singing icon’ and ‘musical legend,’ so on one hand her volunteering to join the cast of ‘American Idol’ seems to be a brilliant and refreshing idea that would assuredly interpret into ‘press worthiness’ and ‘viewer anticipation.’ 





She’s a veteran of the music industry; having worked with such revered figures as Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler; but Miss Franklin also carries with her a lifelong reputation as a fickle diva who is totally out of touch with reality. But, don't forget, she earned her reputation as ‘Queen of Soul,’ and as a mentor developing new acts, she'd be a fine choice. Truth be told, she'd definitely be a shot in the arm for the ailing show.”

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