4 Non Blondes
“4 non blondes”flashed on the musical horizon, issuing a pair of hits and one album and disappeared pretty quickly. The founders, but rather to founder, the group was Linda Perry and Christa Hillhouse. For the first time, they decided to jam instead of 7 October 1989, but that the rehearsal had to be postponed because the Californian coast in the day an earthquake shakes. However, the duo still held and was soon transformed into a quartet. The new members of the team began to Shanna Hall (guitar) and Wanda Day (drums).”4 non blondes” went pretty traditional start of performances in various clubs and bars, and little by little, have earned a reputation.
The skill of musicians, but mainly outstanding vocals of Linda Perry attracted the attention of record companies, and by 1992 the group was signed to “Interscope records”.
In the same year released their debut and, as it turned out, the only album, “Bigger, better, faster, more?”. During his training as a part of the gang occurred replacement. So, at the very beginning of the session guitarist took the grandson of the famous abstract artist Clifford Still, Roger Rocha. And at the stage of pre-production for the drum kit sat comes from the University of California Dawn Richardson, a few years before that worked as percussionist in various groups playing jazz and salsa. “Bigger, better, faster, more?” sold well in the United States, and took first place in European countries such as Sweden and Germany.
But the real success came to “4 non blondes”in 1993, when he left the single”What’s up?”. This composition was first picked up by radio stations, specializing in modern rock, and then she landed on 11th place in the charts “Billboard” and 2nd – in the UK charts.
The video, shot in the “What’s up?”He received heavy rotation on”MTV”, so the album was actively traded and, in the end, sold over 6 million copies. At the ceremony, “Bay Area Music Awards””What’s up?” received the title of the best compositions, Perry was named the best vocalist and”Bigger, better, faster, more?”- Best album. After the release of the plate group held a series of tours in the company of Neil Young,”Pearl Jam” and Bob Dylan, and also took part in the work on the soundtracks to a pair of films.
However, it soon felt dissatisfied Linda from impending pops and left the team, then “4 non blondes”ceased to exist. In 1995, Perry’s solo album debut with”In flight”, and in 1998 went to “Interscope records”on his own label”Rockstar records”released a second album,”After hours”.