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    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: Dante James speaks at the funeral of his mother Etta James in the City Of Refuge Church on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: US Congresswoman Maxine Waters arrives at the funeral of singer Etta James in the City Of Refuge Church on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: Stevie Wonder performs at the funeral of singer Etta James in the City Of Refuge Church on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: Marjorie Bach and Joe Walsh arrive for the funeral of singer Etta James in the City Of Refuge Church on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: Donaka Etta James arrives for the funeral of her grandmother the singer Etta James in the City Of Refuge Church on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: Etta James casket is opened for a last viewing before burial in the City Of Refuge Church on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: Rev Al Sharpton officiates at the funeral of singer Etta James in the City Of Refuge Church on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - GARDENA, CA - JANUARY 28: A general view of atmosphere at the funeral service of Etta James on January 28, 2012 in Gardena, California.
    • Etta James - INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27: Mourners attend the Etta James public memorial and viewing on January 27, 2012 in Inglewood, California.
    • Etta James - INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27: Mourners sign the books of condolences at the Etta James public memorial and viewing on January 27, 2012 in Inglewood, California.
    • Etta James - INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27: Donaka Etta James grandaughter of the late singer is comforted by her mother Christy James at the public memorial and viewing on January 27, 2012 in Inglewood, California.
    • Etta James - Flowers on Etta James' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following her death in Riverside in Hollywood California on January 20,2012. Pioneering US blues ans soul singer Etta James ,73, died Friday from leukemia ,her manager said.
    • Etta James - A woman places flowers on Etta James' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 20, 2012  in Los Angeles, California. Legendary US blues and soul singer Etta James, best known for her 1960 hit 'At Last,' died Friday of complications from leukemia, her manager said. She was 73.James, who flitted effortlessly from jazz, pop and love ballads to feisty R&B and who plunged into drug addiction before resurrecting her career to win six Grammys, died at a hospital in Riverside, California.
    American R&B/soul contralto vocalist (January 25, 1938 - January 20, 2012), the most prominent female vocalist of the Chess label.Etta James was discovered as a teenager by Johnny Otis, with her first hit in 1955. She recorded for Modern Records (2) and Kent Records for the remainder of the 50s. She signed with Chess in 1960, recording with them until 1976. From 1965 to the mid 70s she battled ...more


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