Aretha Franklin Wins Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female

February 25, 2010 -- 10:52 am PST

(Aretha Franklin accepts the GRAMMY for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female at the 17th GRAMMY Awards on March 1, 1975, in New York.)

Thank you, thank you. Wow, this is so good I could kiss David Bowie. I mean that in a beautiful way, because we did. I'd like to thank Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin … Jerry, would you stand up and take a quick bow? Would that be okay? The singers and the musicians who recorded and helped me with "The Real Thing." And like the child say: Iman.


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Aretha Franklin, GRAMMY winner