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Band Geeks to Rock Stars

Aretha Franklin

According to the book “Aretha Franklin: Singer,” Franklin joined the school band as a child, but was too late to play the instrument she truly wanted, the flute. Instead, she was given the only instrument left: the tuba. —Jeff Royer

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