Ruth Brown Dies at Age 78
Bonnie Raitt made a statement about Ruth, saying,
RIP Ruth! A great singer!
"Ruth was one of the most important and beloved figures in modern music. You can hear her influence in everyone from Little Richard to Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, and divas like Christina Aguilera today. She was my dear friend and I'll miss her terribly."