Rosemary Butler began her career playing bass and singing in an all-girl band named the Ladybirds. The band appeared on several LA area television shows before opening for the Rolling Stones in 1964. She then joined all-female hard rock band Birtha who released two albums for Dunhill Records. After they split in 1973 she became a popular back-up singer in the late 1970s and early ’80s. Her vocals were featured on Bonnie Raitt’s album, Sweet Forgiveness, on songs “Gamblin’ Man”, “Runaway”, “Sweet Forgiveness”, and “Two Lives.” Rose_ocean

Butler has worked extensively as a back-up singer for Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Rosanne Cash among others. She released a solo album, Rose, in 1983.

She sang in Japanese motion picture soundtrack Dirty Hero (汚れた英雄), its title track “Riding High” in 1982. She was also Co-Contractor of the 100 voice choir on Neil Young’s album Living With War. She has vocal coached numerous famous voices. She cofounded “The National In Choir,” an LA-based volunteer holiday choir with singer/lyricist Deborah Pearl.

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