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.