Say a Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin

Say a Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin

Say a Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin

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Dec. 2 2010 3:56 PM

Say a Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin

A prayer vigil

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to send good thoughts to the singer Aretha Franklin, who is undergoing surgery today. As a way to send even more excellent vibes along to the queen of soul, please watch her rendition of "

" from 1970. Here's wishing you several more healthy years of

, Aretha.