Shirley Eikhard, the prolific Canadian songwriter behind Bonnie Raitt’s basic lower “One thing to Speak About,” is lifeless at 67.
The information was introduced in a press release from her representatives. No reason for demise or additional data has been publicly disclosed.
Born in 1955 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Eikhard started her music profession on the age of 12 whereas supporting her mom, the nice violinist June Eikhard, in Canadian fiddle competitions. She broke out as a solo artist at a songwriters’ venue on the Mariposa Folks Pageant, and on the age of 14 signed a cope with Capitol Information.
In 1970, famed nation singer Chet Atkins recorded her tune “Pickin’ My Method” and used it because the title monitor for his forty first studio album. Eikhard launched her self-titled debut album in 1972, and in ’73 and ’74 she gained consecutive Juno awards for Greatest Nation Feminine.
Throughout her lengthy profession Eikhard wrote greater than 500 songs, a lot of which she saved for her 17 studio albums, whereas others have been carried out by artists resembling Cher, Emmylou Harris, Rita Coolidge, The Pointer Sisters, Kim Carnes, and Anne Murray. Her greatest hit stays Raitt’s “One thing to Speak About,” which appeared on the 1991 album Luck of the Draw. Raitt gained a Grammy for Greatest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency, and the tune was additionally nominated for File the 12 months. In 2020, “One thing to Speak About” was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Corridor of Fame.
Eikhard additionally recorded theme songs for movies resembling The Domino Precept, starring Gene Hackman, and The Ardour of Ayn Rand, starring Helen Mirren. Revisit a few of her basic tunes beneath.