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Crime History: Virginia woman arrested for Aretha Franklin impersonation

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On this day, Feb. 15, in 1969, Virginia hairdresser Vickie Jones was arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin during a concert in Florida. Ocala County prosecutors brought her in for questioning and determined that Jones, 27, had been duped by a crooked concert promoter who lured her to Fort Myers with the promise to sing with Franklin. When she arrived, penniless, he threatened to "throw her...

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