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Etta James Has Died (Video & Links)1938-2012

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Blog Source: CNN – Wikipedia – Popwatch – Nicholas Fonseca

Video Credit: YouTube – jdm1978

Posted: Friday January 20, 2012 @10:36 am PST

Topic: Etta James aka Jamesetta Hawkins

Legendary Mega Star Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins, January 25, 1938) She is best known for her version of the Mack Gordon and Harry Warren song “At Last“, and for “I’d Rather Go Blind“, for which she claims she wrote the lyrics.

At one point James was upset with the Obamas for inviting Beyonce to sing her song “At Last.”

According to CNN, James battled leukemia, hepatitis C , Alzheimer’s, urinary tract infection and sepsis.  James is survived by  two sons, Donto and Sametto. Both started performing with their mother in 2003 – Donto on drums and Sametto on bass guitar.