Karla Bonoff

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: female vocalists singer-songwriter 70s pop west coast classics Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 December 1951, Santa Monica, California, USA. Bonoff already had some success writing songs for other people long before launching a solo career in the late 70s, and she worked with Andrew Gold, Wendy Waldman and Kenny Edward in the songwriter ‘supergroup’ Bryndle. Her introspective, folksy material had graced records by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Nicolette Larson, and it was the first of those artists with whom she was frequently compared following the release of her debut in 1977, which contained two songs already recorded by Ronstadt. However, Bonoff’s sweeter approach did not equal Ronstadt’s strength of delivery, despite being backed by an impressive cast of Californian rock-pop personnel. She went on to have her biggest hit in 1982 with the US Top 20 single ‘Personally’.

Bonoff’s three Columbia Records albums also made the Billboard listings, although after Wild Heart Of The Young she has been...

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