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Bonnie  BramlettBorn as Bonnie Lynn O'Farrell in Acton, Illinois, USA, Bonnie. grew up in a steelmill-working household in East St. Louis. She began her career as a session singer in Memphis for R&B and blues performers such as Fontella Bass and Albert King. before gaining notoriety as the first white member of Ike and Tina Turner's backing vocalists, the Ikettes. In 1967, having settled in Los Angeles, California, USA, she was singing duets with Sam The Soul when spotted by Delaney Bramlett, at that point a member of the Shindogs. The pair were married within seven days and embarked on a joint career as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends.

Their 1969 debut release, Accept No Substitute, was produced by Leon Russell and Donald Duck Dunn, and was greeted with critical acclaim. After D&B&F toured opening for Blind Faith, Eric Clapton left that group and joined them along with such notables as George Harrison and Dave Mason. This resulted in the On Tour album, after which, members of The Friends band worked with Clapton and Harrison, and in Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

The Bramletts also participated in John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band adventures to benefit UNICEF in Lyceum, a European tour, and on Clapton's first solo album. An American tour after Clapton left was less than successful, as they were missing their star attraction. D&B made several more albums before divorcing in 1972.

Released in 1973, Sweet Bonnie Bramlett was Bonnie's promising solo debut, continuing the southern soul rock style of her previous recordings. She then joined Capricorn Records, owned by Allman Brothers Band manager Phil Walden, and released a couple of spectacularly funky solo albums on the label. Bramlett later reverted to session work, working with, among others, Delbert McClinton, Stephen Stills, Little Feat and the Allman Brothers Band, She took to singing gospel when she become a born-again Christian. She kept a low musical profile, changing her name to Bonnie Sheridan in the late 80s.

Embarking on an acting career, she appeared in Oliver Stone's The Doors and the television sitcom Roseanne. In 1995, interest in Delaney And Bonnie was rekindled when their daughter, Bekka (b. 19 April 1968), joined Fleetwood Mac. In 2001, after having moved to Nashville in the meantime, Bonnie returned to the studio to record her first album in over 20 years, “I'm Still The Same”.

In 2005, Bonnie produced her stellar comeback album with the Nashville based Mr Groove Band for the ZOHO label and is presently touring in support of its release in March 2006.

In February 2006, Bonnie also starred in a new Touchtone pictures motion picture with Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher called “The Guardian” – in which she plays the role of a Blues club owner named Maggie. Release date of the movie has not yet been confirmed, but is expected to be late 2006.

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