Adele Mourns the Loss of ‘the Ultimate Original’ Etta James
When a true blue diva dies, you can expect a lot of kind words from the younger generations they inspired. This is just the case with Adele, who took to her personal blog to mourn the loss of recently deceased iconic songstress, Etta James. The 'Something's Got a Hold on Me' singer has influenced many powerful and soulful vocalists like herself over the years, and Adele is no exception.
On Jan. 23, Adele spoke about James' impact on her blog, writing, "What a lady Etta James was. She was the ultimate original." Adele went on to talk about a personal experience she had with Miss Peaches, writing, "Her voice was breath taking and her songs are reflections we all recognise in some way or another. It's an honour every time I hear her voice. I saw her at BB Kings in New York a few years ago, and it was something I will remember forever. Thank you to Etta James. And I send all my love to her family and friends."
Adele isn't the first one of her kind to release a statement about the passing of the bluesy legend. Beyonce also issued a statement about Ms. James, calling her death "a huge loss." Bey actually portrayed James in the 2008 flick 'Cadillac Records' and also sang 'At Last' at President Barack Obama's inaugural ball. Vocal giant Kelly Clarkson also paid tribute to the songstress with a performance of 'I'd Rather Go Blind' at a show in New York City.