In the late '60s, restless in Los Angeles, Bonnie moved east to Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a
Harvard/Radcliffe student majoring in Social Relations and African Studies, she attended classes and
immersed herself in the city's turbulent cultural and political activities. "I couldn't wait to get back to
where there were folkies and the antiwar and civil rights movements," she says. "There were so many
great music and political scenes going on in the late '60s in
Cambridge." Also, she adds, with a laugh, "the ratio of guys to girls at Harvard was four to one, so all
of those things were playing in my mind."
Raitt was already deeply involved with folk music and the blues at that time