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    (L-R) Chess Records founder Phil Chess, R&B singer Etta James and record producer Ralph Bass pose for a portrait at Chess Records Studios in 1960 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    The album cover sleeve of Etta James by Etta James, record released in 1962.
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    (L-R) R and B singer Etta James, Marvell Thomas and David Hood rehearse a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
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    Etta James, U.S. blues and jazz singer, on stage during a live concert performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, 11 July 1975.
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    Keith Richards, Chuck Berry and Etta James during the filming of the movie "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll" at the Fox Theater on October 16, 1986 in St. Louis, Mo.
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    Etta James and K.D. Lang during 8th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 1993 at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, CA, United States.
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    Etta James performs April 11, 2000 at The Sun Theatre in Anaheim, CA.
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    Singer Etta James displays her star during a ceremony honoring her on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 18, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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    R&B singer Etta James attends the Sony BMG Music Entertainment Grammy Party on February 13, 2005 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.
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    Etta James & the Roots Band at the 37th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell, April 29, 2006.
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    Etta James performs as part of the 15th Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival at Aptos Villiage Park on May 27, 2007 in Aptos, California.
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    Beyonce and Etta James performs on stage during the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, 2008 in New York City.
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    Singer Etta James and singer/actress Beyonce arrive at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" held at The Egyptian Theater on November 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
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    Etta James and Miley Cyrus arrive at Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, 2008 in New York City.
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    Singer Etta James performs at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on May 11, 2009 in New York City.
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