50 Years Ago Today – Aretha Franklin Records ‘Amazing Grace’ Live LP & Film

50 years ago today (1/14/72), Aretha Franklin at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, performed the first of two concerts were recorded for her live album Amazing Grace. Film footage is also shot, but the documentary doesn’t appear until 2019, after Franklin’s death.

The album was a resounding success earning a double-platinum certification and won Franklin the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance and it remains the highest-selling live gospel music album of all time.

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