The news this morning is that two of the greatest Rhythm & Blues musicians of all time have passed away. Johnny Otis, most famous I suppose as the singer of the doo-wop hit "Willie and the Hand Jive" is gone at age 90.
Etta James, is probably best known for a song sung by many but never better than her rendition :"At Last" . She passed away this morning at age 73.
The synchronicity is that Johnny Otis was a large force in her life helping her get a start in the business when she about 14. He is credited with composing her first hit, "The Wallflower", in 1955.
Someone else here at OS will certainly compose a more extensive post.
I just wonder about these things. How we criss cross each others pathways and then sometimes, like this, take off at the same time.