Etta James through the years – Etta James, here performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2009, died Friday, January 20, due to complications from leukeimia, said her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. The singer was 73.
Etta James through the years: 1961 – Etta James released her debut album, "At Last," in 1961. She released her next studio album, "The Second Time Around," later that year.
Etta James through the years: 1964 – The singer released her first live album, "Etta James Rocks the House," in 1964.
Etta James through the years: 1986 – James performs in St. Louis in October 1986.
Etta James through the years: 2003 – The singer receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
Etta James through the years: 2008 – The "At Last" singer was portrayed by Beyonce in the film "Cadillac Records." The movie, loosely based on James' record label, Chess Records, premiered in 2008.