January 09, 2021

Carolyn Franklin, Aretha's forgotten sister - "a cruelly overlooked artist"

"Carolyn Franklin has been mostly overlooked, known – if at all – for a few songwriting credits. Her life and career as a songwriter, backing vocalist and solo artist, though cut short, is one of frustrated opportunity, hidden identity and fantastic accomplishment" - Guardian writes about Aretha Franklin's little sister, who could have been at least as equally big because she had left behind "a passionate, soulful body of work that deserves wider attention and recognition". She died in 1988, aged 43.