Aretha Franklin leaves solid legacy locally

Loyal subjects of the Queen of Soul are devastated by the loss of Grammy-winning cultural icon Aretha Franklin, who died yesterday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

“No one will ever measure up to her connection to soul,” said Daniel Moretti, a professor at Berklee College of Music, who played with her for the first time in 1976 at the Newport Jazz Festival and is currently on tour in Berlin with Nile Rogers.

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