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1967: Aretha Franklin scored her only solo, US #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with Otis Redding's "Respect". Redding reached #35 with it in 1965. Aretha's rendition, on which she played piano, earned her two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female. She and George Michael would team up for a second number one in 1987 with "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me".

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