Tears flowed here tonight when Stephen Colbert featured this video on his show. Aretha Franklin, at the Dec. 6, 2015, Kennedy Center Honors, sang “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman.” She was 76 at the time, but proved she was far from being over the hill. I don’t know what was more tear-provoking, her still-powerful voice filling the room or the very elegant, dignified President and Mrs. Obama in the balcony. I miss them all.
Aretha Louise Franklin
March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018