Personalities from the show attend mass in memory of the artist of the rhythm and blues genre
LOS ANGELES, United States (Jan/29/2012)-Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder sang this Saturday at a church in Los Angeles during a mass in memory to the legendary singer Etta James, who died at the age of 73 from leukemia.
Friends, family and public in general gathered at the funeral of the artist, who died on 20 January, and was known in the music scene of the R & B, soul and jazz to hits like “At last” and “Something’s got a hold on me”.
Participants highlighted the presence of Singer Christina Aguilera, who played the song “At last”, with which James achieved huge success worldwide.
Meanwhile, Stevie Wonder joined the choir of the Church located in the town of Gardenia, California.
In the event, the Reverend Al Sharpton read a brief note of condolences sent by the President of United States, Barack Obama.
“I know all those who knew her and loved her Miss deeply missed.” It will be remembered for his legendary voice and his contributions to our musical heritage.
“Etta James was indeed, it was authentic.” “It was this authenticity which was part of his charisma that appealed to the people,” said the note of the U.S. representative.
The achievements of Etta James won during his career include four Grammy Awards, in addition to his consecration in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Etta James was a precursor, its constant change of sound influenced the artists of the rock and roll, rhythm and blues, pop, soul and jazz, and gained the place as one of the most important female artists of our time,” said Terry Stewart, President and director general of the Hall.