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March 25 : Rock and Soul celebrate the birth of 2 icons

He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight.

She’s the preacher’s daughter who became a queen.

Today, March 25, they share a birthday.*

Happy Birthday, rocker Elton John and soul songstress and gospel recording artist Aretha Franklin!

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Currently the 72-year-old Englishman, Elton John, is entertaining fans on a world-wide “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour”  expected to end in 2021. Then he says he plans to “dedicate more time to raising my children.” **

The beloved “Queen of Soul” and gospel singer Aretha Franklin departed this life in August 2018 at age 76. Thanks to her many recordings and film, we can still enjoy her powerful voice and commanding stage presence. Her inimitable role as the wife of Matt “Guitar” Murphy in the 1980 musical comedy megahit, “The Blues Brothers,” was described by Vanity Fair as a “pitch perfect appearance.” ***

There’s no doubt the talents of Elton John and Aretha Franklin will entertain generations to come!

Sources:

* “Chase’s Calendar of Events” available at MidPointe Library.

** “Farewell Yellow Brick Road -- The Final Tour”:

*https://www.eltonjohn.com/stories/farewell-yellow-brick-road

*** “Aretha Franklin’s star turn in the Blues Brothers was a blessing to us all”: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/08/aretha-franklin-blues-brothers-think

If you’re a fan of Elton John, Aretha Franklin and other performers, look no further than MidPointe Library for their music, biographies and more! Just go to:

www.midpointelibrary.org > Catalog Search > Elton John (or) Aretha Franklin

Find Elton John directly at:

http://encore.middletownlibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Selton%20john__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=gold

And Aretha Franklin directly at:

http://encore.middletownlibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Saretha%20franklin__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=gold

MidPointe also offers library cardholders access to a voluminous online library

which includes “Hoopla” and its “hundreds of thousands of free movies, TV shows, full music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, comic books and more.”

It’s available at: www.midpointelibrary.org > eLibrary.

No library card? No problem! Get your free card today at any MidPointe location! : Middletown, West Chester, Trenton, Monroe, Liberty Center (second floor) in Liberty Township.,