4 Non Blondes: Oct1989 – Oct91:
4 Non Blondes got together in October of 1989. The day of the Loma Prieta Earthquake was our first scheduled rehearsal, but for obvious reasons it was postponed for a few days. I had been playing with Shaunna for a while, who met up with Wanda and then we all found Linda.
Because of the international success of our song “What’s Up?” – and the coinciding MTV music video – the band most people know has Dawn Richardson (played on the record) and Roger Rocha (did not play on the record) in it, but the original band had Wanda Day playing drums and Shaunna Hall playing guitar. Shaunna also was a songwriter.
If you are interested in a detailed story of the band, I built a website at fournonblondes.com that has many other videos, memorabilia and information.
Early 4 Non Blondes:
Linda Perry – vocal and guitar on occasion
Christa Hillhouse – bass and background vocal
Shaunna Hall – guitar and background vocal
Wanda Day – drums