Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ain’t Nobody Here…

… but good people…today, in rock history, in 1944, Bonnie Bramlett, of Delaney and Bonnie, fame, is born in Alton, Il. She made history as the first Caucasian female to sing with Ike and Tina Turner as one of the "Ikettes". She eventually moved to Los Angeles, where she met fellow singer Delaney Bramlett in 1967 at a bowling alley gig for his band, The Shindogs (anybody else remember "Shindig?"). They were married within the week, teamed up to form Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (including Eric Clapton), and the rest is rock and roll history. While D&B&F disbanded in 1972, she is still recording and performing today, releasing “I’m Still the Same” in 2002 and appearing as a back-up singer for country artist Shooter Jennings in 2006. Let’s sample some vintage D&B&F, thanks to http://www.bgo-records.com/today/today_in_rock_history.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Bramlett for the info, and keep on rockin’!

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