The Birth Of "Miss Peaches" aka Etta James
On this date in 1938 Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, California, to an unmarried 14-year-old. Etta would go on to have a career that would span over 40 years. For years Etta James has been one of the most overlooked Blues and R&B singers ever. Beyoncé Knowles portrayed the R&B singer in the 2008 film Cadillac Records, which was loosely based on the rise and fall of James's Chess Records.