Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt



Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award, and many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United states and internationally. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014.[5] On July 28, 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.[6][17]

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at number 2, and "You're No Good" at number 1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single "Blue Bayou" reaching the UK Top 40.[18] Her duet with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much", peaked at number 2 in December 1989.[19] In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three number 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart. Her autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir,[20] was published in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists in diverse genres, including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine,[21] Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.[22][23] Christopher Loudon, of Jazz Times, wrote in 2004 that Ronstadt is "blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation."[24]

After completing her last live concert in late 2009, Ronstadt retired in 2011. She was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.[25]



Simple Dreams
Simple Dreams is the eighth studio album by the American rock singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt, released by Asylum Records.
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Don Henley, Jackson Browne and friends salute Linda Ronstadt at Parkinson's benefit
Los Angeles Times  –  December 12, 2016
Fans and pop music critics alike have long extolled the power of Linda Ronstadt’s voice ... multi-instrumentalist David Lindley and latter-day disciples such as country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark, rocker Grace Potter, Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno ...
Linda Ronstadt’s nephews seek to follow her diverse musical path
San Jose Mercury News  –  December 15, 2016
And while they’re here, they’ll play a special house concert in San Francisco for a famous relative whose once-crystalline singing voice has been silenced by Parkinson’s Disease — their aunt, Linda Ronstadt ... country rock to mariachi music ...
Linda Ronstadt: Hasten Down the Wind  –  December 6, 2016
“Gene was glad it was Linda Ronstadt, not someone soppy or sickly sweet,” Wakefield ... its connections to country and becoming as much an inventor of country rock as was Gram Parsons or the Eagles, who famously formed as her backing band.
Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down The Wind 180g LP  –  December 13, 2016
Did any musician have more talent at their beck and call during the '70s than Linda Ronstadt? Absolutely not. Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined California’s soft-rock scene, the Grammy-winning Hasten Down the Wind is Ronstadt ...
Photos: Linda Ronstadt Tribute at the Ace Hotel Brings Out the Stars for Parkinson’s Research
Rock Cellar Magazine  –  December 13, 2016
Los Angeles indie/folk-rock band Dawes fit into the show well with their sound ... Gaby Moreno’s strong vocals are so reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt’s powerful voice, and she used them to perfection on a rendition of “Rogaciano el Hupanguero ...
Linda Ronstadt consigns awards and costumes to Heritage Auctions  –  November 6, 2016
A true musical superstar, Ronstadt began her career in the mid-1960s singing folk-rock, became the first female singer ... The jacket includes a label that reads "Designed for / Linda Ronstadt / Manuel" (the protégé of Nudie Cohn of Nudie's Rodeo Tailors ...

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