|In 1972, she had a small role in the TV show Room 222.|
|In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.|
|In 1994, she was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.|
|Columbia Records released her first album The Great Aretha Franklin in 1960.|
|In 1987, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.|
|At age 14, she performed and recorded "Precious Lord" before her father's congregation, Detroit's New Bethel Baptist Church.|
|In 1986, Michigan law makers declared her voice the state's greatest natural resource.|
|Made her film debut in the1980 movie The Blues Brothers singing "Think."|
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