< Unsourced image removed: thumb|Linda Perry --> Linda Perry (born April 15, 1965 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and record producer best known as the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes and as the writer/producer of hit songs by a number of female singers.
== Life and career =
After some time spent paying dues as a solo singer at Bay Area (San Francisco) clubs and coffeehouses, Perry was recruited into the band by 4 Non Blondes founder Christa Hillhouse in 1990. After several years of playing locally and negotiating with various record companies, the band finally signed with Interscope Records and released its debut album, Bigger, Better, Faster, More! in late 1992; the album, featuring Perry as lead singer and dominated by her compositions, was as an immediate success and spawned a hit single, the Perry-penned "What's Up?".
The band struggled to come up with a follow up to Bigger, as Perry wanted to take their second album to a more underground experimental sound while the rest of the band sought to remain with the commercially appealing sound of Bigger, Better, Fa...