Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Bonnie Raitt Memorializes Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals: “I will miss you, dear Toots, and treasure the times we’ve shared together”


Bonnie Raitt has memorialized Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, on Twitter. “I will miss you, dear Toots, and treasure the times we’ve shared together on and off stage,” she writes.

Bonnie is class act. I miss her, frankly! Bonnie’s last couple of albums were homemade productions, maybe her best ever. Did I ever tell you about the time BB King asked me from his chair to bring Bonnie over to him? We were at Radio City where Martin Scorsese was shooting his blues documentary. BB said, “I want to tell her she’s the best slide guitarist I’ve ever heard.” Bonnie nearly fainted. I was past that point.

Anyway, nice words from Bonnie, who has brought so many roots and Americana artists to the public. I’m putting “Homegrown” on the turntable right now.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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