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Author: Subject: Anyone ever see Bonnie Raitt Live?

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  posted on 10/19/2009 at 10:21 AM
Until I saw her open for the Rolling Stones on their last US tour, I'd only seen her make "guest cameos" with other artists.

She showed up for the encore of a Bruce Hornsby show a few years ago.

Plus, I'd seen her play a few times as a special guest with Little Feat "back in the day". (and at the Lowell George benefit concert in '79)

Always sounded great.

 
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  posted on 10/19/2009 at 10:42 AM
She's going to be at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater the night after the ABB plays there and Willie Nelson plays the night before the ABB show. Would make for some great guest appearances.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2009 at 05:08 PM
Saw her at JazzFest, about 1977. Her only hit at the time was Angel From Montgomery.
She was supposed to do an hour, then Allen Toussaint was to close, with an hour plus encore. Bonnie's encores went on so long, they finally had Allen Toussaint join her onstage, they finished up together. Ran over about 50 minutes, it was almost dark.


Another note....early '90's, just before she hit it big. Guy that owns the largest local club, Chestnut, comes up to me, says, "Have you ever heard of Bonnie Raitt? Her agent is on the phone, looking for a place to play the night before she does (a small venue on the Univ. of Ala. campus). We can get her on a Thursday for $1000. Can I sell 100 tickets at $7.00?" I told him no way. Which was true. Not enough people around here had heard of her at the time to turn loose of a $7 bill. A year later, $25K wouldn't have gotten a response.

 
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  posted on 10/19/2009 at 05:26 PM
Bonnie hits the FRAZE here in Kettering?Dayton every 3 years or so....she's about due for a return perhaps next summer. Always a great show.

One bit of trivia....altho' I haven't checked her touring band 'lineup' of late....for many years, Bonnie's drummer has been Ricky Fataar. Interesting to note, Ricky played "Stig O'hara"--the George Harrison character...in the Beatles film parody of many years ago..."The Rutles--All You Need Is Cash!". He was one of the prime characters yet I don't think he had one word of dialogue. They kept calling him the 'quiet Rutle' thru the whole picture and thus he never spoke. That film had many of the Saturday Nite Live and Monty Python cast members....

If your seats are close and it's Rickey....Shout out: "We love Stig!" and Bonnie may comment on that fact....she did here in Kettering one year when someone yelled it. It's a prime line from the movie.

 

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