43 Facts About Bonnie Raitt


Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer and guitarist.

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Bonnie Raitt's was a frequent session player and collaborator with other artists, including Warren Zevon, Little Feat, Jackson Browne, The Pointer Sisters, John Prine and Leon Russell.

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Bonnie Raitt has received ten competitive Grammy Awards, as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Bonnie Raitt's was ranked number 50 in Rolling Stones list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", and was placed on the magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

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Bonnie Raitt's has received the Icon Award from the Billboard Women in Music Awards.

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Bonnie Raitt is of Scottish ancestry; her ancestors constructed Rait Castle near Nairn.

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John Raitt's job as a theater actor meant Bonnie did not interact with him as much as she would have liked.

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Bonnie Raitt grew to resent her mother, as she became the main authority figure of the household whenever John was away.

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Bonnie Raitt's musically inclined parents had a strong influence on her life.

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Bonnie Raitt's instead began playing a Stella guitar, which she received as a Christmas gift in 1957 at the age of eight.

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Bonnie Raitt did not take lessons, and instead took influence from the American folk music revival of the 1950s.

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Bonnie Raitt's said her "plan was to travel to Tanzania, where President Julius Nyerere was creating a government based on democracy and socialism".

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Bonnie Raitt's was the lead singer in a campus music group called the "Revolutionary Music Collective" founded by songwriter Bob Telson which played for striking Harvard students during the Student strike of 1970.

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Bonnie Raitt began to receive greater press coverage, including a 1975 cover story for Rolling Stone, but with 1974's Streetlights, reviews for her work were becoming increasingly mixed.

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In 1976, Bonnie Raitt made an appearance on Warren Zevon's eponymous album.

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Bonnie Raitt's came to know Lowell George of the band Little Feat and was strongly influenced by his style of playing slide guitar with a pre-amp compressor.

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Bonnie Raitt had one commercial success in 1979 when she helped organize the five Musicians United for Safe Energy concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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In 1983, Bonnie Raitt was finishing work on her follow-up album, Tongue and Groove.

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Also in 1987, Bonnie Raitt organized a benefit in Los Angeles for Countdown '87 to Stop Contra Aid.

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In late 1987, Raitt joined singers k d lang and Jennifer Warnes as female background vocalists for Roy Orbison's television special, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night.

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Bonnie Raitt's later credited Stevie Ray Vaughan for his help in a Minnesota State Fair concert the night after Vaughan's 1990 death.

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Bonnie Raitt was very pleased with the sessions, and she asked Was to produce her next album.

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Bonnie Raitt followed up this success with three more Grammy Awards for her next album, 1991's Luck of the Draw, which sold seven million copies in the United States.

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In March 2000, Bonnie Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Bonnie Raitt was featured on the album True Love by Toots and the Maytals, which won the Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Reggae Album.

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Bonnie Raitt's performed two blues songs with Keb' Mo': "No Getting Over You" and "There Ain't Nothin' in Ramblin'".

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Bonnie Raitt appeared in the 2011 documentary Reggae Got Soul: The Story of Toots and the Maytals, which was featured on the BBC and described as "The untold story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica".

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In February 2012, Bonnie Raitt performed a duet with Alicia Keys at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012 honoring Etta James.

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Bonnie Raitt cancelled the first leg of her 2018 spring-summer touring schedule due to a recently discovered medical issue requiring surgical intervention.

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Bonnie Raitt's reported that a "full recovery" is expected and that she planned to resume touring with already-scheduled dates in June 2018.

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In 2022, Bonnie Raitt announced the title of her 21st studio album would be Just Like That.

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Bonnie Raitt used alcohol and drugs, but began psychotherapy and joined Alcoholics Anonymous in the late 1980s.

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Bonnie Raitt's has credited Stevie Ray Vaughan for breaking her substance abuse, saying that what gave her the courage to admit her alcohol problem and stop drinking was seeing that Stevie Ray Vaughan was an even better musician when sober.

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Bonnie Raitt's has said that she stopped because she realized that the "late night life" was not working for her.

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Bonnie Raitt has taken sabbaticals, including after the deaths of her parents, brother, and best friend.

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Bonnie Raitt's was a founding member of Musicians United for Safe Energy in 1979 and a catalyst for the larger anti-nuclear movement, becoming involved with groups like the Abalone Alliance and Alliance for Survival.

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Bonnie Raitt later financed memorial headstones in Mississippi for musicians Memphis Minnie, Sam Chatmon, and Tommy Johnson again with the Mt.

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In 2002, Raitt signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the U S She has visited children in the program and sits on the organization's board of directors as an honorary member.

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At the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July 2004, Raitt dedicated a performance of "Your Good Thing ", from her 1979 album The Glow, to sitting U S President George W Bush.

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In 2008, Bonnie Raitt donated a song to the Aid Still Required's CD to assist with relief efforts in Southeast Asia from the 2004 tsunami.

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Bonnie Raitt is part of the No Nukes group, which opposes the expansion of nuclear power.

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Bonnie Raitt's principal touring guitar is a customized Fender Stratocaster that she nicknamed Brownie.

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Bonnie Raitt was the first female musician to receive a signature Fender line.

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