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Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Late Mother Carrie Fisher on Sixth Anniversary of her Death

  Billie Lourd wrote a tribute post to her late mother Carrie Fisher six years after Carrie’s death. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the Ticket to Paradise star acknowledged the six-year anniversary of her mother Carrie Fisher’s death. Captioning a photo of herself and her late mother together, Billie wrote, “It has been 6 years since my Momby died (feels like 2 but also like 705 at the same time?). And unlike most other years since she’s died, this year, these past two weeks have been some of the most joyful of my life.” Billie and her husband Austen Rydell welcomed their second child, Jackson, on 12 December. They also share two-year-old Kingston. “My mom is not here to meet either of them and isn’t here to experience any of the magic. Sometimes the magical moments can also be the hardest,” the actress shared in her post. “For anyone out there experiencing the reality of grief alongside the magic of life, I see you. You are not alone.” She advised anyone experiencing both “magical” and

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Named The Greatest Song Of All-Time By Rolling Stone

 

Aretha Franklin’s legacy remains thoroughly intact three years after her death with the release of her critically-acclaimed biopic starring Jennifer Hudson—and now she has been given the highest honor for her most famous song. Earlier this week, Rolling Stone magazine released its list of the “100 Greatest Songs Of All-Time” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” was ranked at the very top.


@RollingStone recently shared the latest updated version of its greatest songs of all-time and the Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin would likely be very proud with her ranking. Her iconic 1967 song “Respect” earned the number one spot on the list that includes several of her musical peers. Previously, “Respect” was ranked number five when the list was originally created back in 2004, but according to the magazine’s writers, it has now earned the title of the “Greatest Song Of All-Time.” 


“Respect” was recently introduced to a new generation of fans following the release of Aretha’s biopic of the same name starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.


Describing why the song is so deserving of the title and what it meant to the Black community upon its release, ‘Rolling Stone’ stated this:


“‘Respect’ catalyzed rock & roll, gospel, and blues to create the model for soul music that artists still look to today (Mariah Carey called Franklin “my mentor.”) Just as important, the song’s unapologetic demands resonated powerfully with the civil rights movement and emergent feminist revolution, fitting for an artist who donated to the Black Panther Party and sang at the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr. In her 1999 memoir, Franklin wrote that the song reflected “the need of the average man and woman in the street, the businessman, the mother, the fireman, the teacher — everyone wanted respect.” We still do.”

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