Now here’s a list for the ages. The “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” from “Rolling Stone” and its blue-ribbon panel of 179 musical experts. Aretha Franklin is No. 1, ahead of Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke and John Lennon.
Mary J. Blige honors Aretha:
“You know a force from heaven. You know something that God made. And Aretha is a gift from God. When it comes to expressing yourself through song, there is no one who can touch her. She is the reason why women want to sing.”