Aretha Says a Little Prayer For You on a 1970 UK Talk Show

by Gary Pini

Since tonight's Aretha Franklin show at Radio City was postponed until June, let's watch one of her great performances from back in the day. This version of her hit "Say a Little Prayer" is from a British TV show called It's Cliff Richard that was originally broadcast in 1970. The song was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick and Warwick's version made it up to #4 on the U.S. pop chart in 1967. Aretha's version of the song came out in July, 1968, and became her biggest UK hit.

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