Aretha Franklin gave civil rights activist REVEREND Al Sharpton a special birthday gift on Sunday (03Oct10) by serenading him over the phone.
The renowned campaigner turned 55 on 3 October (10) and he was surprised to receive a call from the Queen of Soul while he was on air broadcasting his radio show.
Franklin belted out a rendition of Happy Birthday and Sharpton was so delighted, he took to his Twitter.com page to tell fans about his special day.
In a post on the microblogging site, he writes, "Wow, Aretha Franklin just called my radio show and sang Happy Birthday to me just now."