Aretha Franklin joins tribute to music greats on Brighton pub mural

Aretha joins other late stars on the Prince Albert mural
Aretha joins other late stars on the Prince Albert mural

Soul superstar Aretha Franklin has been added to a mural on a Brighton pub which pays tribute to music greats.

The Prince Albert wanted to commemorate the star after her death on August 16.

Aretha Franklin on the Prince Albert mural in Brighton

Aretha Franklin on the Prince Albert mural in Brighton

The Trafalgar Street pub is known for the famous faces which adorn its exterior walls, which include Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Elvis, John Lennon, Amy Winehouse and many others.

A staff member said she deserved a space on the wall with all the other iconic stars.

Pub manager Grace Bringloe said: “Basically, we love her. She’s a legend.”

She added there was no reason why some stars occupied a larger section of the wall than others and that Aretha Franklin took the space previously occupied by footballer George Best.

Prince Albert pub, Brighton

Prince Albert pub, Brighton

The wall depicts the best international and UK music icons that have passed away, said Ms Bringloe.

“It started off when we just had John Peel on the side in 2002,” she said.

“In 2007 we started adding more, and we did the scaffolding last year and two years ago we got everyone in there.”