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7 - 8

Aretha Franklin and The Royal Philharmonic - Border Song
Doris Day - I Could Write A Book
Jimmie Rodgers - English Country Garden
Johnny Cash - I Guess Things Happen That Way
Tony Bennett - Crazy Rhythm
Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - Tijuana Taxi
Gipsy Kings - Volare
George Benson - Being With You
Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
The Spooky Men's Chorale - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Roy Orbison - Communication Breakdown
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over The Rainbow
Simon And Garfunkel - The Boxer
Harry Chapin - W.O.L.D.
Adam Faith - What Do You Want

8 - 9

Shona Laing - The Mercy Of Love
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
Ella Fitzgerald - Manhattan
The Association - Everything That Touches You
The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
The Small Faces - Afterglow
Sam And Dave - Soul Man
Travelling Wilburys - End Of The Line
Rolling Stones - The Girl With The Faraway Eyes
Carole King - It Might As Well Rain Until September
Simple Minds - Belfast Child
Quarterflash - Find Another Fool
Dimash - Opera 2
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - Walk Like A Man

9 - 10

The Byrds - Chestnut Mare
Slade - We'll Bring The House Down
Crooked Still - Ain't No Grave
The Youngbloods - Get Together
Iggy Pop - Passenger
Amy LaVere - Tennessee Valentine
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
Amanda Shires - Parking Lot Pirouette
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Tami Neilson - Stay Outta My Business
Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman
Harry Nilsson - I'd Rather Be Dead

10 - 11

Jimmy Little - Randwick Bells
Jeff Beck and Imogen Heap - Blanket
The Hippos - Dark Age
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Sam Hunt with David Kilgour - Wavesong
Runrig - Hearts Of Olden Glory
Runrig - Loch Lomond
X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne - Lazy
ZZ Top - Jesus Just Left Chicago
David Bowie - Changes
Black Tie - Please Take A Letter Miss Brown

11 - Midnight

Frank Ifield - The Swiss Maid
Jimmy Smith - Walk On The Wild Side
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
East Village Opera Company - Che Gelida Manina


Aretha Louise Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she signed to Columbia Records but struggled to be heard. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think".

By the end of the 1960s she was called "the Queen of Soul". Franklin recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Young, Gifted and Black (1972) and Amazing Grace (1972) before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. In 1979 Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with the albums Jump to It (1982) and Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985), and her part in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. In 1998, Franklin received international acclaim for singing the opera aria "Nessun dorma" at the Grammy Awards that year, replacing Luciano Pavarotti.

Franklin died at home last Thursday (August 16th)  aged 76. The cause was reported to be advanced pancreatic cancer.