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Aretha Franklin Celebrates 69th Birthday: Cathy Hughes, Gwendolyn Quinn, Dennis Edwards and more (pics)

More than 100 of the ’s closest friends gathered this past Friday night for her 69th birthday celebration in NY. It was a rare treat for friends when she sang at New York’s swanky Helmsley Park Lane Hotel.

Former Temptation and ex beau of Aretha’s managed to coax her into taking the microphone and duet with him on “The Way We Were.”

Some of the quests that appeared are ’s , , Cissy Houston, , and more. A particularly memorable birthday gift was a sketch of Franklin that singer drew and presented to her.

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