Legendary singer, Etta James, passed away this weekend at the age of 73 from a struggle of Leukemia.
The singer was always known for her very boisterous personality and that showed in her style fashion wise and musically.
Here are five facts that you might not know about Etta James:
1. She was born Jamesetta Hawkins
2. She was born in Los Angeles, California
3.She received her first musical lesson at the age of five. Her caretaker knew of her musical talents and would often wake her in the middle of night and beat her through sessions of singing. This brought on a resistance later in her life to sing on command.
4. She struggled heavily with drug abuse.
5. Her husband took a 10 year drug possession charge for her…
Safe to say, Etta James had a TOUGH life and it came out in her singing.
R.I.P Jamesetta Hawkins 1938-2012