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Etta James


1938

Etta James was born.

1955

Etta James hits #1 on the R&B chart with “The Wallflower” and #6 on the R&B chart with “Good Rockin Daddy”. Both singles are released on the Modern label.

1960

Etta James makes her Chess Records debut.

1960

Etta James hits #2 on the R&B chart and #33 on the pop chart with the Modern single “All I Could Do Was Cry.”

1960

Etta James hits #34 with the Modern single “My Dearest Darling.”

1961

Etta James hits #2 on the R&B chart with “At Last”, #4 on the R&B chart and #30 (4/17) on the pop chart with “Trust In Me” and #6 on the R&B chart and #39 (9/04) on the pop chart with “Don’t Cry, Baby”.

1961

Etta James hits #30 with “Trust In Me”.

1962

Etta James hits #4 on the R&B chart and #39 on the pop chart with “Something’s Got A Hold On Me”.

1962

Etta James hits #34 with “Stop the Wedding”.

1974

Lloyd Price stages a music festival in Zaire, Africa, with boxing promoter Don King. The event attracts 120,000 people and offers James Brown, B.B. King, Etta James, Bill Withers, the Spinners and others.

1993

Etta James is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1994

Johnny Otis is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the ninth annual induction dinner. Etta James is his presenter.

Etta James