This Day In Rock. BONNIE RAITT
Bonnie Lynn Raitt was born in Burbank, California on November 8, 1949. She’s an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.
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 hit with the album ‘Nick of Time’. The following two albums (released in 1991 and 1994), were also multimillion sellers, generating several hit singles.
Bonnie 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". She was nominated and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in year 2000.
Watch Bonnie Raitt and Tracy Chapman, Jeff Beck and Beth Hart perform "Sweet Home Chicago" in honor of Buddy Guy at the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors (2012)