{FD} Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ is a ‘battle cry’ for women: How she turned a cover into a national anthem

Aretha Franklin transformed Otis Redding's "Respect" into a rallying cry for women by making some strategic changes to the 1964 original's lyrics, including adding the iconic bridge: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Find out what it means to me." Redding's version was male dominent, focusing on the role of women in a traditional 1960s household.
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