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  • McCartney joins other notables such as Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon and BB King in helping with this cause.
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  • Bonnie Raitt may be a household name, but her career has never been an easy one.
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  • Though always respected by her peers, it took Raitt over 20 years to achieve her biggest commercial and critical success.
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  • Born November 8, 1949 in California, Bonnie Lynne Raitt never planned to make a living as a musician.
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  • She came from a musical family - her father was a Broadway performer and her mother a piano player - but Raitt was always more drawn to a life in politics.
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  • After high school, Raitt moved from California to Massachusetts to attend Harvard.
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  • Waterman was a major promoter in the blues movement at the time, and Raitt had begun dabbling in that style of music.
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  • Waterman introduced her to several other blues musicians in the community around Harvard, and Raitt became more and more heavily involved in the music scene.
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  • During her sophomore year of college, Raitt dropped out and moved to Philadelphia with Waterman and several other blues musician.
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  • Raitt's big break came during a show at New York's Gaslight Alley.
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  • In 1971, Raitt's self titled debut album was released.
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  • As she finished the 1970s, Raitt was in a tough position in her career.
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  • While Raitt was recording Tongue and Groove in 1983, Warner dropped her from her deal (one day after mastering was complete).
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  • After making a deal to allow Raitt to re-record about half of the tracks, it came out under the name Nine Lives.
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  • The album was a flop and Warner severed their relationship with Raitt for good.
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  • Raitt was signed by Capital Records and finally achieved her mainstream commercial success in 1989 with the album Nick of Time.
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  • The formula proved to be successful, and Raitt enjoyed continued critical and commercial success through the 1990s.
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  • Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
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  • Raitt has remained politically active throughout her career, especially in nuclear non-proliferation and environmental movements.
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