Aretha is pictured in London here —  I suspect she was promoting her live gospel album, Amazing Grace (which is indeed amazing), which had come out in the States in June of this same year — and WHAT A DREAM to be kicking around a park in a fab mini-dress and great boots. May we all have a summer that looks somewhat like this again one day. (I mean, I guess we could all put on our outfits and go to a park?)

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