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Shared article: Balck America Webb
Etta James was a powerful, dynamic vocalist who found fame in her teens, nearly lost it all, and returned to stardom on the back of her formidable talent. Today is her birthday.
Jamesetta Hawkins was born in 1938 in Los Angeles to a teen mother. James’ childhood wasn’t perfect as she was raised by foster parents, but she received vocal training early and became a gospel prodigy. She was known for having a big voice that didn’t seem to fit her 5-foot-3 frame […]