Bonnie Raitt was born in Burbank, Calif., to Broadway star John Raitt. She got her start in the early ’70s as a blues-based singer-songwriter who covered many of the era’s up-and-coming folk and country stylists. She’s also a hell of a guitar player. Her 1972 album, ‘Give It Up,’ was a masterpiece in subtlety and interpretation. But even though she was a hit with critics and developed a growing fan base over the years, it wasn’t until 1989′s ‘Nick of Time’ rocketed her to the top of the charts. The album hit No. 1, won a Grammy for Album of the Year and suddenly Raitt was the queen of music. Her next two albums both went multi-platinum. Since then, she’s become rock royalty, a singular voice whose respect for the past matches her own influence on a new generation of singer-songwriters, and not just female ones.
Born: Nov. 8, 1949
Selected Discography: 'Give It Up' (1972), 'Nick of Time' (1989), 'Luck of the Draw' (1991)
An all-star group gathered on Thursday night to pay tribute to the ailing Linda Ronstadt, whose battle with Parkinson's disease kept the singing legend from her own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
The first video from Bonnie Raitt's ‘Slipstream,’ her first new album in seven years, has hit the web. And it's a remake of a track many classic rock lovers will recognize -- Gerry Rafferty's 1978 hit, 'Right Down the Line.'
Rock and Roll hall of famer Bonnie Raitt is getting set to launch a major US tour. The 70 date trek will follow the release of her first new studio album in over seven years, 'Slipstream,' which will be issued on April 10.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bonnie Raitt has been away from the mic for way too long, something that will change with the forthcoming release of ‘Slipstream’ on April 10. It will be her first new album in seven years.
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