Jamesetta Hawkins was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1938. We know her as Etta James, one of the mosts unique voices of pop music. Her career started with gospel music and she eventually recorded in Chicago. She was the opening act with The Rolling Stones for a time in the 1980's and sang in the opening ceremonies of the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. Etta won 2 Grammys for her work.
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