Linda Maria Ronstadt born July 15, is a retired American singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, and Latin. 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. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Ronstadt has released 24 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. She charted 38 US Billboard Hot singles. Twenty-one of those singles reached the top 40, ten reached the top 10, and one reached number one " You're No Good ". Ronstadt reduced her activity after when she felt her singing voice deteriorating,  releasing her last full-length album in and performing her last live concert in
To listen to or download this one-hour program, click on this Grace Cathedral link. You can read more about this in this article from the Los Angeles Times. Linda Ronstadt's memoir, titled Simple Dreams , was released on September 17, The book is available in hardcover format in English and in a Spanish language trade paperback. The book has also been released in paperback. We see the tale through the eyes of a modern young girl, the oldest child in a large rural Tex-Mex family.
Along the way, two of her backup musicians left to form the Eagles. The record also returned Ronstadt to her roots. Her grandfather was a Mexican bandleader, and her father had serenaded her mother with Mexican folk songs in a beautiful baritone. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona, close to the border—a place that has since become a political flashpoint. Our conversations have been edited and condensed.
The year-old is the subject of a new documentary and a Kennedy Center honoree. Linda Ronstadt at her home in San Francisco, Calif. By Jim Farber. In the time since, various documentarians have approached about preserving her legacy on film. She rebuffed them all before relenting to the Academy Award-winning directorial team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The ambivalence embedded in that last remark has everything to do with how the year-old Ronstadt views her life now. And control is important for Ronstadt. In an hourlong conversation, she breezily dismissed her abilities at vocal phrasing, critiqued her multimillion-selling versions of the American standards and made sure to mention the singers she believes sang the Mexican songs she loved as a child with far more skill than she did.