Linda Perry

Born Apr 15, 1965

Linda Perry is an American rock musician, songwriter, and record producer. Once best known as the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, Perry has founded two record labels and has become a major songwriter and producer. She has written and produced hit songs for several successful female singers, including P!nk (who had a #1 hit with Perry's "Get the Party Started"), Christina Aguilera (who had a #1 hit with Perry's "Beautiful"), and Gwen Stefani.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on April 15, 1965.


1986 21 Years Old In early 1986, at the age of 21, Perry moved to San Francisco. … Read More
1989 24 Years Old After some time spent paying her dues as a solo singer at Bay Area (San Francisco) clubs and coffeehouses, Perry composed her first professional song, called "Down On Your Face," and was recruited into the band 4 Non Blondes by its founder Christa Hillhouse in the middle of 1989. After several years of playing locally and negotiating with various record companies, the band finally signed with Interscope Records and released its debut album, Bigger, Better, Faster, More! on October 9, 1992. … Read More
1994 29 Years Old In February 1994, Perry had a solo appearance in Roger Daltrey's production, album and video A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who. … Read More


1997 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She promoted her CD with her own funds, including an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, during which she participated in "lesbian dial-a-date" and performed her former band's only hit single, "What's Up?" Perry also hosted the 1997 and 1998 Bammies (Bay Area Music Awards).
1998 33 Years Old The year 1998 saw Perry appearing and performing on CNN as part of a special on music and the Internet—how independent artists are cutting out the major labels.
1999 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, she released her second solo album on Rockstar Records, After Hours.
2001 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Perry again returned to music and touring. … Read More
In 2002, Perry made a rare live performance at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, where she performed a set of original music and a set of Zeppelin covers.
2003 38 Years Old In 2003, Perry won two ASCAP awards for her songwriting, and a Grammy Awards nomination for her song "Beautiful" as a contender for "Song of the Year"; the song received the award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 Grammy Awards. … Read More
2004 39 Years Old 1 More Event
For most of 2004, Perry remained behind the scenes, making another appearance with Camp Freddy, this time at Los Angeles' Live 103's Birthday Concert. … Read More


2005 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Perry has signed with the independent label Kill Rock Stars Records, who re-released her solo album In Flight in October 2005. … Read More
2007 42 Years Old 1 More Event
2007 saw Perry working with Vanessa Carlton on her third studio album, Heroes and Thieves. … Read More
2008 43 Years Old Perry signed the group Little Fish to her label in 2008 and began producing its album, titled Baffled and Beat, which was released in August 2010.
2009 44 Years Old 1 More Event
She wrote and produced "A Loaded Smile" for the 2009 debut album For Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert.
Aguilera's fourth studio album, Bionic, released in 2010, included another track, written and produced solely by Perry, "Lift Me Up."


…  Perry was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015. … Read More
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