January 20 2012
Today, a legend and a true American treasure has passed away. Etta James, born Jamesetta Hawkins in 1938, died at the age of 73 from complications with leukemia. Her music is known all over the world, and she has inspired countless artists. Now heaven can enjoy her beautiful music. Rest in Peace.
What is your favorite Etta James song? Leave your answers in the comment section below.
Take a listen to an interview with Etta James from NPR's Fresh Air from 1994.