With the news that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit, an outpouring of tributes have sprung up, from obituaries celebrating the singer's staggering career to personal remembrances from Barack Obama to Paul McCartney. Earlier in the week, when news came out about Franklin's failing health, fans got to work setting up an impromptu tribute to the singer at Tribeca's Franklin Street Subway station. Messages appeared around the station and on staircases leading to the street. One stairway reads "Aretha makes me feel like a natural woman." Another, "Say a little prayer for Aretha." There's no telling how long it'll stay up so if you want to see it, head there now. (Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights also has tributes to the singer.)
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It's not the first time subway station has been used to memorialize a musician. And it's not the only place people are remembering Franklin: People have been leaving flowers and tributes at the Apollo Theater, where there's a plaque for the icon on the sidewalk.
Earlier in the week Showbiz411 reported that a concert celebrating her career would be coming to Madison Square Garden on November 14, organized by music exec Clive Davis. Look for details on that and more tributes to the singer in the days to come.