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  • Singing legend Etta James dies at 73

    01/20/2012 3:41:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/20/2012 | Todd Leopold
    Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said. She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday. " This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends...
  • Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in California

    01/20/2012 9:02:15 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/20/12 | Bos Herald/AP
    LOS ANGELES — Etta James’ manager says the singer has died in Southern California. Lupe De Leon tells The Associated Press the singer died early Friday at Riverside Community Hospital. De Leon says the cause of death is complications of leukemia. James enduring hits include "At Last" and "Tell Mama."
  • Etta James’ Family Reaches Deal To Manage Her Medical Care, $1M Estate

    12/20/2011 10:53:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2011 10:28 AM
    The husband and sons of terminally ill “At Last” and “Tell Mama” blues singer Etta James have reached a deal on managing her $1 million estate and medical care. ... Her adult sons Donto and Sametto had challenged the decisions of their stepfather Artis Mills, who married the singer in 1969 and is the estate’s conservator
  • Etta James takes shots at Beyoncé and President Obama

    09/06/2009 8:04:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies · 2,119+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2-4-09 | Carrie Melago
    Beyoncé's rendition of "At Last" at the presidential inauguration hit a sour note with at least one person - the woman who made the song famous. At a concert last week in Seattle, legendary crooner Etta James slammed Beyoncé for serenading President Obama with her signature song. "I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her ass whupped," James told an audience at the Paramount Theatre, sarcastically calling her "The great Beyoncé." James didn't finish there. "I can't stand Beyoncé," she spit out on an audio clip posted on, adding that...
  • Etta James truly miffed about Obama snub, but was kidding about disliking Beyonce

    02/05/2009 4:35:47 PM PST · by LottieDah · 4 replies · 548+ views
    Etta James truly miffed about Obama snub, but was kidding about disliking Beyonce BY Carrie Melago DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Updated Thursday, February 5th 2009, 6:37 PM Etta James and Beyonce at the premiere of "Cadillac Records." Related News Articles Etta James takes shots at Beyoncé and President Obama Beyonce sings 'At Last' for Obamas first presidential dance Etta James classic sung by Beyonce is smash hit at President Obama's ball Singer Etta James says she was only trying to get a laugh when she said she "can't stand" Beyonce and made fun of President Obama's ears during a concert...
  • Etta James Says, 'I Can't Stand Beyoncé' (Also Big Ears isn't MY President)

    02/05/2009 6:54:58 AM PST · by Smogger · 83 replies · 4,222+ views
    MSN Music ^ | 2/5/2007 | MSN Entertainment
    If you were wondering why Beyoncé and not Etta James was asked to serenade the president and first lady with "At Last" during their first dance at an inauguration ball on Jan. 20, you're not alone. Etta, 71, whom Beyoncé went blonde to portray in last year's "Cadillac Records," is wondering the same thing, and she candidly expressed her displeasure during a concert stop in Seattle last week. "You guys know your president, right?" she asked the crowd amid cheers (listen to it here. "You know the one with the big ears? Wait a minute, he ain't my president, he...
  • Etta James Wants to Kill Beyonce ( Etta: he ain’t my President)

    02/04/2009 7:31:00 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 42 replies · 2,047+ views ^ | Feb 4 2009 | meghan
    Etta James is not happy with President Barrack Obama or Beyonce. Apparently, at a recent show, the singer showed her anger while introducing her hit, At Last, the song that Obama asked Beyonce to sing during his first dance as President. Etta made a point to let the audience know that Obama was “not her President.” Burn… Etta told the audience, “You know, YOUR President, the one with the big ears-he ain’t my President�?”had that woman singing for him at his Inauguration. She’s going to get her ass whooped. How dare Beyonce sing MY song that I been singing forever....
  • Beyonce Slammed By Etta James

    02/04/2009 6:49:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies · 1,264+ views
    NY Post ^ | Posted by Jarett Wieselman at 4:48 PM on February 4, 2009
    There's something scrappy in Hollywood's water -- mere days after the very unexpected Faye Dunaway/Hilary Duff feud was ignited, another old guard/new guard battle is blazing. This time around Etta James is kicking it old school -- and threatening to kick Beyonce's teeth in. Now, I was under the impression that these ladies got on like gangbusters -- not only did Beyonce play Etta in 2008's "Cadillac Records," but Etta acted as a mentor to B and attended the December premiere. Well, that's all in the past because Etta is furious that Beyonce dared to sing her iconic "At Last"...
  • Frankly Speaking: Etta James Disses Beyonce & Denounces Barack Obama

    02/04/2009 3:46:29 PM PST · by keepitreal · 69 replies · 4,193+ views
    Black ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Jawn Murray
    "You guys know your president right? You know the one with the big ears. Yeah, wait a minute, he ain't my president, he might be yours. I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her a** whipped. The great Beyonce! Now like I said, she ain't mine. I can't stand Beyonce! She had no business up there singing. Singing on a big ole, big ole president day and going be singing my song that I've been singing forever." – 71-year-old Blues legend Etta James dogged both President Barack Obama and singer Beyonce...