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Aretha, Margaret Mitchell, The Babe And Elvis Gone, However “Winds” Of Memories Brighten

August 16, 2019

A year has passed since the great performer, Aretha Franklin died on August 16th. Babe Ruth, Margaret Mitchell, and Elvis Presley also died on that/this date.

They all inspired and here is a link as a remembrance.

It involves the city of Detroit, the hometown and a very important part of Ms. Franklin’s life.

Ernie Harwell, who did not die on August 16th, was a big part of Detroit, as a beloved radio voice of the baseball, Detroit Tigers for many years.

He grew up in or near Atlanta, Georgia and was Margaret Mitchell’s paper boy.

Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run at Detroit and his 60 home runs there, are the most by any visiting player. I have included a link to a story about what was perhaps “The Bambino’s” longest home run, below.

Elvis Presley, who died in 1977, 29 years after Ruth and 28 after Ms. Mitchell, performed in Detroit more often than any city, save his hometown, Memphis and show business hub, Las Vegas.

Maybe they are all making beautiful music and telling great stories where they might be.

Certainly they left us a legacy, in the form of great memories and performance.

Click below to read Richard Bak’s article.

Babe Ruth’s longest home run was launched in Detroit


Aretha Franklin, pictured above was born in Memphis, Elvis’ hometown.


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