The science behind concerts has changed significantly over the years. Microphones have gotten smaller, recording technology allows for greater detail, and bigger crowds can enjoy the music of their favorite artists as speakers allow for arena shows to grow larger and larger.
Despite the changes, one thing remains constant: the capability of one talented voice to captivate an audience. In this 1971 recording of Aretha Franklin at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, Calif., the legendary performer belts her classic anthem “Respect.” Take a look at the video in the player below.
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