Linda Ronstadt Biography
Linda Ronstadt an American singer, an award-winning superstar of both pop as well as country music. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Ronstadt started performing with the Stone Poneys in the 1960s prior to finding success as a solo artist. Her breakout 1974 album, Heart Like a Wheel, earned her the first of 12 Grammy Awards.
The singer was celebrated for her ability to adapt to a diverse range of styles, delivering albums that featured country, rock, jazz as well as Spanish-language classics. In the year 2013, Ronstadt disclosed that she could no longer sing because of the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Also, she published her memoir Simple Dreams that year.
Linda Ronstadt Age
Ronstadt was born on 15 July 1946, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Linda Ronstadt Career
She started her career in the mid-Sixties with the folk-rock group the Stone Poneys. After the break-up of the Stone Poneys, Linda entered the country song field. In 1969, with the discharge of Hand Sown… Home Grown, Linda has been the first female singer to release an alt-country album. In 1971, she prepared the band that would emerge as America’s biggest promoting band, the Eagles.
Linda achieved her best commercial achievement inside the mid-Seventies while she has become the first female rock celeb and the top-promoting woman vocalist for that decade. During this period, she has become widely called The Queen of Rock and The Queen of Country Rock. Achieving superstardom during the ’70s, Linda went on to promote an even more wide variety of albums in the ’80s than she did in the ’70s.
Her long string of platinum albums continued at some stage in the ’80s with several various projects. These included three albums of requirements with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, an album of mariachi standards, and a trio undertaking with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. She ended the last decade with a go back to a famous tune proposing her duets with Aaron Neville.
Linda has collaborated with artists in diverse genres, inclusive of Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, 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 earned eleven Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award, and lots of her albums had been licensed gold, platinum or multi-platinum within the United States and internationally.
She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She became inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. On July 28, 2014, she was offered the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.
Linda Ronstadt Albums
• Hand Sown … Home Grown – 1969
• Silk Purse – 1970
• Linda Ronstadt – 1972
• Don’t Cry Now – 1973
• Heart Like a Wheel – 1974
• Prisoner in Disguise – 1975
• Hasten Down the Wind – 1976
• Simple Dreams – 1977
• Living in the USA – 1978
• Mad Love – 1980
• Get Closer – 1982
• What’s New – 1983
• Lush Life – 1984
• For Sentimental Reasons – 1986
• Canciones de Mi Padre – 1987
• Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind – 1989
• Mas Canciones – 1991
• Frenesí – 1992
• Winter Light – 1993
• Feels Like Home – 1995
• Dedicated to the One I Love – 1996
• We Ran – 1998
• A Merry Little Christmas – 2000
• Hummin’ to Myself – 2004
Linda Ronstadt Songs
• Blue Bayou
• You’re No Good
• Don’t Know Much
• When Will I Be Loved
• Long Long Time
• Poor Poor Pitiful Me
• Somewhere Out There
• It’s So Easy
• Tracks of My Tears
• Just One Look
• Ooo Baby Baby
• Tumbling Dice
• I Can’t Let Go
• Love Is a Rose
• That’ll Be the Day
• Hurt So Bad
• All My Life
• Heat Wave
• Goodbye My Friend
• Back in the U.S.A.
• 3 How Do I Make You
• Silver Threads and Golden Needles
• It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
• The Sweetest Gift
• I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
• I Can’t Help It
• I Never Will Marry
• Love Has No Pride
• Someone to Lay Down Beside Me
• I Knew You When
• Y Andale
Linda Ronstadt Movie
- The Sound of My Voice
- Linda and the Mockingbirds
- An American Tail
- The Pirates of Penzance
- Uncle Meat
- La Pastorela: The Shepherd’s Tale La Pastorela
- The Shepherd’s Tale The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years
- Paul Simon: Graceland
- Soldier of the Heart: The Judee Sill Story Soldier of the Heart: The Judee Sill Story
- Dolly Parton & Friends Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’
Linda Ronstadt Net Worth
Ronstadt has an estimated net worth of $130 million.
Linda Ronstadt Height and Weight
Ronstadt stands tall at a height of 5 feet 2 inches. She also has an average body weight.
Linda Ronstadt Education
Ronstadt studied at Catalina High Magnet School and then joined Arizona State University.
Linda Ronstadt Family
Ronstadt was born and raised by her parents Gilbert Ronstadt(father) and Ruth Mary Copeman Ronstadt in Tucson, Arizona, the U.S. Ronstadt is the third born of four children of Gilbert Ronstadt, a wealthy machinery dealer who operated the F. Ronstadt Co., and Ruth Mary Ronstadt, a homemaker.
Linda Ronstadt Sibling
Ronstadt siblings Peter (who served as Tucson’s Chief of Police for ten years, 1981–1991), Michael J., and Gretchen (Suzy). Her family was featured in Family Circle magazine in 1953.
Linda Ronstadt Husband
Ronstadt in the mid-1970s, she was in a relationship with the former Governor of California Jerry Brown, and Democratic presidential candidate. Later in 198os, Linda dated comedian Jim Carrey for roughly 8 months, and afterward got engaged to Star Wars director George Lucas.
Linda Ronstadt Children
In December 1990, she adopted an infant daughter, Mary Clementine. In 1994, she adopted a baby boy, Carlos Ronstadt.
Linda Ronstadt Health
Linda’s voice continued to deteriorate however she never understood why. She delivered her ending performance in Nov 2009, however, it wasn’t till some years later that she discovered she had Parkinson’s unwellness.
In an interview, she revealed that her Parkinson’s illness was the reason she had to stop singing: “So I didn’t know why I couldn’t sing — all I knew was that it was muscular, or mechanical. Then, when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I was finally given the reason. I now understand that no one can sing with Parkinson’s disease. No matter how hard you try.”
Although the diagnosis made her inability to sing make sense after it was given to her, Ronstadt said that learning she had Parkinson’s was completely unexpected. She said “I had a shoulder operation, so I thought that must be why my hands were shaking.
Parkinson’s is very hard to diagnose. So when I finally went to a neurologist and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked. I was totally surprised. I wouldn’t have suspected that in a million, billion years.”