Etta James Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

16th February 2012

Quote: "Etta James was a great influence to both me and Miley. We used to jam to Etta quite frequently going back and forth to the (Hannah Montana) set. Then one day we called her, and Miley and her really struck up a friendship. It was something special." Singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus reveals an unlikely friendship between his daughter, former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, and late blues icon Etta James. The music veteran died in January (12) after a long battle with ill health.

26th January 2012

Fact: Late blues legend Etta James' back catalogue has received a boost since she died last Friday (20Jan12). reports overall sales of her albums topped 30,000 copies by Sunday (22Jan12), compared to just over 6,000 the previous week (ends15Jan12).

20th May 2009

Quote: "I cried as soon as I sat down. She was phenomenal. She was so funny and witty and raunchy and sarcastic and cheeky and her voice!!!!!!!! Arrrghhhh her voice! Soooo amazing!" British singer Adele tells readers of her blog of her meeting with Etta James in New York.

12th November 2008

Quote: "It was the happiest time of my life." Beyonce Knowles on having to pile on the pounds for her role as Etta James in new movie CADILLAC RECORDS.

6th June 2008

Quote: "She reminds me of a young Etta James. I can hear all the influences in her voice. I think she's talented." Stevie Wonder is a huge Amy Winehouse fan.

26th May 2006

Quote: "I think she's a great little singer... She's like somebody that was born at another time. An old soul." R+B great Etta James on unlikely pal Christina Aguilera.

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