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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 19 Mar 2002
  • Address:
    1772 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 540th
    Monthly Average: 494th

Bonnie Raitt

Next star: Clarence Brown
Previous star: Rory Calhoun


Bonnie Raitt performing in 2007

Source: Wikipedia

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989 after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success she had a major return to form with the release of her album Nick of Time. The following two albums Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994) were also multi-million sellers generating several hit singles, including "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up On You", and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" (with Bruce Hornsby on piano). Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Bonnie Lynn Raitt
  • Born: November 8, 1949 (age 65) Burbank, California, United States
  • Genres: Blues country folk rock pop
  • Occupation(s): Singer songwriter musician political activist
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar slide guitar piano
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: Warner Bros. Capitol Redwing
  • Website: bonnieraitt.com

Read more about Bonnie Raitt at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Live Review: 13 Standout Sets at a Milestone New Orleans Jazz Fest
NY Times Music, 2019-04-29 19:46:37
From Santana to Bonnie Raitt, Foundation of Funk to Maggie Koerner, everyone at the 50th festival put a Crescent City spin on their set.

2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 4 Highlights: Van Morrison and Bonnie Raitt Bring Down the House
Billboard, 2019-04-29 13:07:47
The 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival brought out the big veteran guns on Sunday (April 28), with career-spanning sets from everyone from...

Letter to the Editor: Recognition for Bonnie Raitt's Co-Manager and Label Exec
Billboard, 2019-03-28 18:06:00
Last week, Billboard published an oral history of Bonnie Raitt's Nick of Time, her self-assured and stripped-down 1989...

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