b. Erma Vernice Franklin, 13th March 1938, Shelby, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
d. 7th September 2002, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Erma was born in 1939 in Mississippi.
She is the daughter of Reverend C.L. Franklin.
She is also the sister of Carolyn Franklin and Aretha Franklin.
Erma was best known for the hit song 'Piece of My Heart'.
She was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002.
Erma Franklin passed away that year, in Detroit, at the age of 64.
Erma with Aretha in 1963
her name is erma - 1962 / soul sister - 1969
Her Name Is Erma (Epic Records 1962)
Soul Sister (Brunswick Records 1969)