Bonoff, Karla (1952–)

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Bonoff, Karla (1952–)

American singer and composer. Born Dec 27, 1952, in Los Angeles, California.

In addition to recording her own songs, wrote songs for other artists, including Linda Ronstadt ("Someone to Lay Down Beside Me," "Lose Again" and "If He's Ever Near"), Bonnie Raitt, Nicolette Larson and Wynonna Judd; wrote "All My Life" for Ronstadt's Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind album (1990), which earned Ronstadt and Aaron Neville a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Duo; contributed tracks for films, including About Last Night, Footloose and 8 Seconds; performs on her own and with the group Bryndle. Albums include Karla Bonoff (1977), Restless Nights (1981), Wild Heart of the Young (1981), New World (1988) and All My Life: The Best of Karla Bonoff (1999).