The reign of the Queen of Soul extends over all singers in the rock and roll era, according to a poll conducted by Rolling Stone.

Aretha Franklin, the 66-year-old music legend, beat the likes of Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and John Lennon in the U.S. music magazine's tally of top vocalists.

The top 10 singers were:

1. Aretha Franklin.
2. Ray Charles.
3. Elvis Presley.
4. Sam Cooke.
5. John Lennon.
6. Marvin Gaye.
7. Bob Dylan.
8. Otis Redding.
9. Stevie Wonder.
10. James Brown.

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