She also was noted for her early openness about her sexual orientation. Etheridge began playing the guitar at age 8 and writing songs by age She honed her skills playing in local bands throughout her teens emulating influences such as Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend of the Who and briefly attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston before returning to Kansas. On her 21st birthday, Etheridge left home for Los Angeles , where she played in clubs and bars until , when Chris Blackwell , founder of Island Records, signed her to a recording contract. In early , at a gay-and-lesbian celebration of the inauguration of Pres. Bill Clinton , Etheridge announced to the crowd what many of her most devoted fans had assumed: she was a lesbian.
The 'Come to My Window' artist has been relying on music
Melissa Etheridge has been relying on music to help her cope with the death of her son Beckett. You go one day at a time. You get through the grief and you get to the healing. Melissa Etheridge with her son Beckett, circa Etheridge said launching Etheridge TV, which offers live concerts and chat sessions from her own home garage studio, has also kept her busy.
Melissa Lou Etheridge born May 29, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. The album peaked at No. Later that year, she released what would become her mainstream breakthrough album, Yes I Am. Yes I Am peaked at No. In October , Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the Grammy Awards , she made a return to the stage and, while bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song " Piece of My Heart ". The album was a success, peaking at No.
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