Bonnie Raitt, singer
Singer
birth name: Bonnie Lynn Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

November 8, 1949, Burbank, CA

Long a critic's darling, singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt did not begin to win the comparable commercial success due her until the release of the aptly titled 1989 blockbuster Nick of Time; her tenth album, it rocketed her into the mainstream consciousness nearly two decades after she first committed her unique blend of blues, rock, and R&B to vinyl. ~ Allmusic: Bonnie Raitt ~ retrieved March 14, 2014 © Allmusic

Bonnie Raitt ~ Inducted in the 2000 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ When Bonnie Raitt won a phenomenal four Grammys in 1990, it came as overdue recognition for an artist who had been breaking down barriers of gender and genre since the early Seventies. Her feel for the blues was evident on her first album, Bonnie Raitt (1971), and though she’s explored different kinds of material over the years - including pop, rock and balladry - a serious rooting in the blues has remained evident in her work. ~ 2000 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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November 8, 2014 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Tove Lo, Habits (Stay High) ~ #2 (2) Taylor Swift, Shake It Off ~ #1 (1) Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass

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Bonnie Raitt ~ Something To Talk About ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.

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Jackson Browne ~ For Everyman (1973) ~ Ranked #450 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ On his second album, Browne emerged as the J.D. Salinger of the L.A. singer-songwriters; songs like These Days (first recorded by Velvet Underground singer Nico) capture the shift from the idealistic Sixties to the disillusioned Seventies. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone



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