Aretha Franklin performs an encore with Ronald Isley and Dennis Edwards during the Roll Hall of Fame honoring Aretha Franklin, 16th American Music Masters Tribute at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre on November 5, 2011 in Cleveland
Aretha Franklin has been honored with a star-studded tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Lauryn Hill, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and Chaka Khan were among those who paid musical tribute to the legend. The 69-year-old soul singer was not scheduled to perform, but toward the end of the three-hour event she took a seat at a piano and traded verses with Edwards in a rendition of “A Song for You.”
The Queen of Soul also received a key to the city from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson during the Saturday event and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Case Western Reserve University.
Aretha Franklin (C) is presented with an honorary doctorate by the faculty of Case Western Reserve University during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 16th American Music Masters Tribute at Playhouse Theatre
The show capped off a weeklong American Music Masters tribute to Franklin. EURWeb.com