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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 November 1949Burbank, California, USA
Birth NameBonnie Lynn Raitt
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bonnie Raitt was born on November 8, 1949 in Burbank, California, USA as Bonnie Lynn Raitt. She was previously married to Michael O'Keefe.

Spouse (1)

Michael O'Keefe (27 April 1991 - 2000) (divorced)

Trivia (13)

Daughter of John Raitt and Marjorie Haydock.
Awarded the Harvard Arts Medal. [May 1997]
Born at 4:08pm-PST.
Blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player.
Dominated the Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles, winning four awards for her tenth album: Album of the Year (for "Nick of Time"); Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Traditional Blues Recording (for her duet with John Lee Hooker: "I'm in the Mood"). [February 1990]
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.
Announced plans to divorce Michael O'Keefe on November 9, 1999.
Ranked #4 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
In fall 2004, she participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
Sister of Steven Raitt and David Raitt.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
While living in one of the West Hollywood apartment complexes directly behind Cherokee Recording Studios, she got backup singing recording gigs with music producers Bruce Robb and Steve Cropper.
Her older brother Steven James Raitt (born June 19, 1947) died after an eight-year battle with brain cancer on April 4, 2009 in Rio Linda, California.

Personal Quotes (4)

I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" is the greatest meshing of vocal, guitar, and content I've ever heard. That's what I aspire to.
I like to think I get better with age, but maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder.
We did a two month tour with Taj Mahal that was really healing and cathartic and a good distraction after my brother passed away. Then I knew I wanted to take a year off, and it was really nice to have that chance to fall apart.

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