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1/20/12 – Etta James has died.

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Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.
She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.
She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday.

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1/17/12 – Jimmy Castor Dead

Jimmy Castor, known for his funky and funny hits during the 70s, has died in Las Vegas at age 64. As the leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch, he topped the charts with such cuts as the humorous "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "The Bertha Butt Boogie." He was a guest on "The Lost 45s" a few times and will be missed.

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