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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

  • HOMETOWN:Burbank, California , United States
  • BIRTHDAY:Nov 08, 1949
  • AGE:69
  • HEIGHT:5'4

ALBUMS:

Bonnie Raitt (1971)

Give It Up (1972)

Takin’ My Time (1973)

Streetlights (1974)

Home Plate (1975)

Sweet Forgiveness (1977)

The Glow (1979)

Green Light (1982)

Nine Lives (1986)

Nick Of Time (1989)

Luck Of The Draw (1991)

Longing In Their Hearts (1994)

Road Tested (1995)

Fundamental (1998)

Silver Lining (2002)

Souls Alike (2005)

Right Down The Line (EP) (2012)

Slipstream (2012)

Dig in Deep (2016)

Turn Me Around (EP) (2017)

SIBLINGS:

David Raitt

Steven Raitt

GENDER:

Female

GIVEN NAME:

Bonnie Lynn Raitt

FAMILY NAME:

Raitt

HOME LOCATION:

Los Angeles, California

HOME REGION:

United States

PARENTS:

John Raitt

Marjorie Haydock

ALUMNI OF:

Oakwood Friends School

Radcliffe College

MEMBER OF:

Recording Academy

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

EARLY LIFE

Bonnie Raitt, daughter of Broadway musical performer John Raitt, was born in Burbank, California and grew up spending time in Los Angeles and New York City. Raitt went off to Radcliffe College to study African Studies and Social Relations to pursue a career in political activism and humanitarian work. During her second year in college, Raitt took some time off to pursue music in Philadelphia. This time off changed everything and Raitt’s passion for music transformed from a side hobby into a life-time career.

MUSIC CAREER

Bonnie’s career has been nothing short of incredible. In the beginning of her career, she was highly acclaimed by critics, especially for her first self titled album in 1971, but did not find much commercial success until 1977 when she released Sweet Forgiveness. This album put her on the map and allowed her opportunities to play at large benefits and tour around, but she did not truly gain commercial success until signing with Capital Records in 1989. Under Capital Records, Raitt released her hit song Nick of Time which won her 3 Grammy Awards in 1990. Raitt has won a total of  11 Grammy Awards, has been nominated for 16 more, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2012 was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the  American Music Honors and Awards.  Today, Raitt continues to release new music and is regarded as a country and rock music legendary guitarist and vocalist.

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