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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 19 Mar 2002
  • Address:
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  • HWOF Popularity:
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    Monthly Average: 178th

Bonnie Raitt

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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

Bonnie Raitt cancels tour dates due to unspecified 'medical situation'
USA Today Music, 2018-04-30 18:46:56
Raitt has pulled out of the first leg of her U.S. tour with James Taylor.         

Bonnie Raitt Cancels Tour with James Taylor Due to Health Issue
Billboard, 2018-04-30 16:51:30
Veteran blues guitarist/singer Bonnie Raitt surprised fans on Monday morning (Apr. 30) when she announced that her anticipated upcoming tour with...

Variety, 2018-04-30 16:21:20
Bonnie Raitt has cancelled her forthcoming tour dates with James Taylor due to an unspecified surgery procedure, although she says “The prognosis is good and a full recovery is expected.” The veteran singer-songwriter-guitarist made the announcement via a Facebook post on Monday morning. “We are extremely sorry to announce that ...

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