Etta James, ICON & Blues Singer Dies At 73

At last Etta james is at peace.  God Bless you, Ms. James.

Wiki:  Early life and career: 1938–1959

Jamesetta Hawkins was born on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles to Dorothy Hawkins, who was only fourteen at the time. Her father has never been identified but was rumored to be possibly white.[6] James speculated that her father was the pool player, Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, and met him briefly in 1987.[7] Due to her mother being often absent carrying on relationships with various men, James lived with a series of caregivers, most notably “Sarge” and “Mama” Lu. James called her mother “the Mystery Lady”.[6] Etta died on January 20th 2012.

CNN) — Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as “The Wallflower,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and the wedding favorite “At Last,” has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.

She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.


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17 Responses to Etta James, ICON & Blues Singer Dies At 73

  1. Ametia says:

    Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera sing tributes at Etta James’ funeral

    The R&B singer is lauded for overcoming adversity and persevering long enough to see a career renaissance that included multiple Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


  2. Ametia says:

    Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder Attend Etta James’ Funeral

    The music world lost one of its greats when Etta James lost her two-year battle with leukemia January 20. Hundreds of the legendary blues singer’s family, friends and fans gathered in an L.A.-area church Saturday to honor the “At Last” musician.

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  3. Shady_Grady says:

    The man who “discovered” her, Johnny Otis, also passed away earlier this week.
    I put her on the review this morning.

  4. 3 Years to the day…”At Last” was sanged at President Obama’s inauguration.

  5. Ametia says:

    My favorite!!!

  6. I am so sorry to hear this news. Breaks my heart!

    RIP, Etta James

  7. GGail says:

    May Etta James rest in Peace.
    She’s now leading the Heavenly Choir with her glorious voice.

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