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Karla Bonoff


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Santa Monica, Los Angeles CA, United States (1977 – present)

Karla Bonoff (born 27 December 1951) in Santa Monica, California, is an American singer-songwriter but primarily known for her great songwriting compositions.

As a songwriter, Bonoff’s songs have been interpreted by other artists such as “Home” by Bonnie Raitt, “Tell Me Why” by Wynonna Judd, “Isn’t Always Love” by Lynn Anderson. Also Linda Ronstadt has successfully recorded a number of her songs, including, “Someone To Lay Down Beside Me,” “Trouble Again,” “All My Life,” “Falling Star” and “Goodbye My Friend,” thus helping to introduce Bonoff to a larger audience.

In her early career, Bonoff sang background vocals for Linda Ronstadt and Wendy Waldman before releasing her debut album in 1977, titled Karla Bonoff (1977). Her other albums include Restless Nights (1979), Wild Heart of the Young (1982), New World (1988), and All My Life (a greatest hits collection) in 1999. Bonoff is best known as a songwriter, but she is also noted for her hit recording of “Personally”, which reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1982. She also recorded “Standing Right Next To Me” on the “8 Seconds” movie soundtrack (1994) and “Somebody’s Eyes” on the “Footloose” soundtrack (1984).

Karla’s first live album was released in September 2007. This double CD includes many of her hits performed live in concert on October 24, 2004 (except for one song recorded July 30, 2005). She is backed by her touring band including Kenny Edwards (guitar, bass, mandolin, cello, vocals) and Nina Gerber (guitar) plus long time associate Scott Babcock (drums and vocals).


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  • surferguy51

    I don't understand "how do you listen" to the tracks? Where is the button to click on to hear "ALL MY LIFE"......I'm dying to hear it............

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Tartarospu

    All my life --> Blue Parliament ads =) [4]

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • alfapp

    Wonderful and very moving voice

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • denfran61

    Saw Karla perform in Melbourne, Fl. last night.(1-26-12) My first time seeing her. She was wonderful.She really sings from her heart. Hope she comes back sometime soon.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tfna

    All my life --> Blue Parliament ads =) [3]

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • MyMusicMyDivas

    All my life --> Blue Parliament ads =) [2]

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • greentortoise7

    All my life --> Blue Parliament ads =)

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • greentortoise7

    Parliament gece sineması kuşağı =)

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • fernandobrrs

    footloose theme

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • lkusa

    What a talent! Great tunes, and terrific lyrics. So many good songs, I have 'hearted' most of them.

    19 Jun 2009 Reply

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