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A number of tributes have surfaced in the wake of Aretha Franklin’s passing, including this one from Journey guitarist Neal Schon.  

Schon usually has an extended solo during Journey shows, and during the band’s gig at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on August 17, he had a lovely slideshow of photos of Franklin projected during his solo moment.

On Instagram, Schon said of Franklin, “She was the best and huge inspiration not only as an artist but kind to all.”

It’s safe to say pretty much all of us agree.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.