In 1989, 4 Non Blondes emerged in San
Francisco, California. Linda
(vocals, guitar), Roger Rocha (guitar),
Christa Hillhouse (bass,
vocals) and Dawn Richardson (drums) formed the
band, citing Janis Joplin,
Led Zeppelin and Heart
as their influences.
The song "What's Up" on the Bigger Faster
Better More album catapulted
4 Non Blondes into the Top 10, and can be heard
in the 1993 movie, "Wayne's
World." Financial constraints forced the band
members to shoot the video
for "What's Up" in the living room of a friend's
4 Non Blondes released only the one album.
Though it sold only 8,000
copies in the first year, the album sold five
million in its second year.
The band broke up, when Linda Perry decided to
pursue a solo career. Her
debut album is called "In