Etta James in 1987. (AP Photo/Alison Wise)

American blues/soul singer Etta James passed away today at age 73, and the sad news has inspired countless tributes and remembrances all over Twitter and the web. James, whose voice conveyed both the salty and sweet sides of the blues, was tremendously influential, not just on the Beyoncés and Christina Aguileras of the world, but on several generations of British musicians. Here’s just a sampling of how her work has been interpreted across the pond:

The Rolling Stones – “I Just Want to Make Love To You”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swuWRQhzE0A

Rod Stewart – “I’d Rather Go Blind”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKpg9oiIRoQ

Chicken Shack – “I’d Rather Go Blind

Paolo Nutini – “I’d Rather Go Blind

Paloma Faith – “At Last”

Savoy Brown Blues Band – “Tell Mama”

The Goons – “Dance with Me Henry” (with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe)

Any versions we’ve missed? Let us know below.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.