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LAS VEGAS, NM - MAY 03: Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey performs during the first night of the band's second nine-show residency at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A number of tributes have surfaced in the wake of Aretha Franklin’s passing, including this one from Journey guitarist Neal Schon.  

Schon usually has an extended solo during Journey shows, and during the band’s gig at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on August 17, he had a lovely slideshow of photos of Franklin projected during his solo moment.

On Instagram, Schon said of Franklin, “She was the best and huge inspiration not only as an artist but kind to all.”

It’s safe to say pretty much all of us agree.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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