NEWS: Blues/Jazz legend Etta James dies at 73

Blues and jazz legend Etta James died early this morning in Southern California’s Riverside Community Hospital from complications with leukemia. She was 73 (and would’ve turned 74 next Wednesday). Many of you EDM fans might’ve known her as the vocalist from Avicii’s ‘Levels’ (which samples her 1962 track ‘Something’s Got a Hold on Me’).

James, singer of the famed ‘At Last’, began her career at just 16 years old during the 1950s. Since 1989, she has received over 30 awards and recognitions from organizations including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She won 5 Grammies (nominated for 17) in her lifetime.

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  • January 20, 2012


    how about pretty lights’ finally moving?!?

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