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In the Museum: Aretha Franklin8/10

7: “I Heard It through the Grapevine,” 1966 Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Motown songwriter, arranger and producer Norman Whitfield based his arrangement and production of Gladys Knight and the Pips’ 1967 version of “I Heard It through the Grapevine” on Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”
In the Museum: Aretha Franklin
1: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Benefit Concert Poster, 1967
2: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Album Proof Sheet, 1967
3: Aretha Franklin Dressing Room Door Note, c. 1985
4: Aretha Franklin Valtino Dress, 1979
5: Aretha Franklin Appointment Book, 1981
6: Aretha Franklin Dress, 2007
7: “I Heard It through the Grapevine,” 1966 Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
8 & 9: “Rhythm of the Freeway” Demo Cassette (top) and Tape Box (bottom)
Aretha Franklin hat from the exhibit Treasures from the Vault