Erma Franklin

Erma Franklin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Erma Franklin (March 13, 1938 - September 7, 2002) was an American gospel and R&B singer. She was the oldest daughter of Barbara (n e Siggers) and the Reverend C. L. Franklin and the elder sister of Aretha Franklin. Her best known recording was the original version of "Piece of My Heart," written and produced by Bert Berns, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award. Erma Vernice Franklin was born in Shelby, Mississippi, but reared in Detroit, where her father was pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She was raised by both her parents until the age of ten when her parents separated with her mother taking her eldest sibling, half-brother Vaughn, with her to Buffalo, New York in 1948. Barbara Franklin died four years later in 1952.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135731424
  • 9786135731422