Bonnie Raitt

United States

Bonnie Raitt Bio

Who is Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. She got her rise in fame in 1989 with the release of her album Nick of Time.

Early Life (Childhood)

Raitt was born in Burbank, California United States of America to Broadway musical star John Raitt and his first wife, pianist Marjorie Haydock. She attended Oakwood Friends School and Radcliffe College

Interesting Facts

She started involving in politics from early seventies. Her 1972 album Give It Up had a dedication "to the people of North Vietnam ..." printed on the back. She is also a part of the No Nukes group which is against the expansion of nuclear power.

Personal Life

Raitt married actor Michael O'Keefe on April 27, 1991. They don't have children. They divorced in November 9, 1999 stating the age difference between them.


Ratti has been nominated in various awards and has won Grammy Award, Americana Music Honors & Awards and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


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