Etta James Passes At the Age of 73
On Friday, January 20th we loosed blonde songstress Etta James. James passed at the age of 73 in a Riverside, California hospital. In 2010, the six-time Grammy winner was diagnosed with leukemia. Complications with her leukemia was reported to be the cause of her death.
You may remember Beyoncé playing Etta James in the movie Cadillac Records. After she heard the news, Beyoncé wrote:
“This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed.” [SOURCE]
Beyoncé is right. We don’t get music like James’ music any more. She will be missed.
On of my favorite songs of all time…
Etta James – “I’d Rather Go Blind”