Etta James, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Etta James

American singer

Date of Birth: 25-Jan-1938

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: 20-Jan-2012

Profession: singer, singer-songwriter, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Etta James

  • Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
  • Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind".
  • She faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making a musical comeback in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.James's powerful, deep, earthy voice bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll.
  • She won six Grammy Awards and 17 Blues Music Awards.
  • She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Rolling Stone magazine ranked James number 22 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time; she was also ranked number 62 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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