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.
How Bonnie Raitt Built on Her Comeback With 'Luck of the Draw'
She'd come a long way yet still had something to prove.
Bonnie Raitt Cancels Dates With James Taylor Due to Health Issues
Bonnie Raitt announced that she's canceling the first leg of her tour supporting James Taylor due to "health issues."
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt Announce New U.S. Tour
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt have announced a run of 2018 U.S. tour dates.
Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Others to Play Texas Hurricane Benefit
An all-star lineup featuring Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and others is set to perform at a huge benefit for hurricane victims in Texas.
When Jackson Browne and Graham Nash Led 'No Nukes' Concerts
Rock and political activism have pretty much always gone hand in hand, but the '70s took it to a new level.
How Bonnie Raitt Finally Rebounded With 'Nick of Time'
"To this day," she later said, "it was the most fortuitous and transformational event of my life."
Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt Lead All-Star Linda Ronstadt Tribute at Rock Hall of Fame
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.
Rolling Stones Joined by Mick Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, and John Fogerty at San Jose Concert
The Rolling Stones pulled into San Jose, Calif. last night (May 8) for a stop on their '50 and Counting' tour, and they brought along some pretty special guests for company.