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Aretha Franklin: Hammersmith Odeon, London

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 14 August 1970

WHEN THE second house of Aretha's only London date started half an hour late, it did at first appear a bad sign. However, since the opening section of the show features the Aretha Franklin Concert Orchestra and a talented but not outstanding trio of young ladies called the Sweethearts of Soul, it turned out not to be too bad.

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