Linda Perry

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: female vocalists rock singer-songwriter indie strong voice alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s


San Diego, California, USA. The daughter of a Brazilian model mother and Portuguese engineer father, Perry first rose to prominence as the singer and guitarist with San Francisco quartet 4 Non Blondes. Formed in 1989, they enjoyed huge commercial success in 1993 with the US Top 20 and UK number 2 single, ‘What’s Up’, and the worldwide hit album, Bigger, Better, Faster, More! Perry’s songs were the propelling force behind much of the success, leading to internal jealousies and the break-up of the band. Previously, much of her youth had been misspent as a self-confessed ‘acid head’, a predilection that she decided to end after falling from a third-floor balcony. Prior to her musical career she had also worked, more soberly, as an accountant. Many of 4 Non Blondes’ songs were lifted directly from her solo repertoire, including ‘Spaceman’, the follow-up to ‘What’s Up’.

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