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Linda Ronstadt


Linda Marie Ronstadt is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. A singer, songwriter, and record producer, she is recognized as a definitive interpreter of songs.… Read More

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1946 Birth Linda Maria Ronstadt was born in 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Gilbert Ronstadt (1911–1995), a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co., and Ruth Mary (Copeman) Ronstadt (1914–1982), a homemaker. … Read More


1964 17 Years Old Ronstadt visited a friend from Tucson, Bobby Kimmel, in Los Angeles during Easter break from college in 1964, and later that year, shortly before her eighteenth birthday, decided to move there permanently to form a band with him. … Read More


1967 - 1969 2 More Events
1971 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Another backing band featured players Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner, who went on to form the Eagles. They toured with her for a short period in 1971 and played on Linda Ronstadt, her self-titled third album, from which the failed single, Ronstadt's version of Browne's "Rock Me On the Water", was drawn. … Read More
1974 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Meanwhile, the album became Ronstadt's most successful up to that time, selling 300,000 copies by the end of 1974. … Read More
Although Ronstadt had been a cult favorite on the music scene for several years, 1975 was "remembered in the music biz as the year when 29-year-old Linda Ronstadt belatedly happened." … Read More


It also included an interpretation of Willie Nelson's classic "Crazy", which became a Top 10 Country hit for Ronstadt in early 1977.
In 1978, Rolling Stone magazine declared Ronstadt, "by far America's best-known female rock singer." … Read More
1979 - 1982 7 More Events
…  By 1983, her estimated worth was over $40 million mostly from records, concerts and merchandising. … Read More


1987 40 Years Old 1 More Event
At the end of 1987, Ronstadt released Canciones de Mi Padre, an album of traditional Mexican folk songs, or what she has described as "world class songs". … Read More
1988 - 1989 2 More Events
1990 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Ronstadt's last known live Grammy Award appearance was in 1990 when she and Neville performed "Don't Know Much" together on the telecast. ("Whenever I sing with a different artist, I can get things out of my voice that I can't do by myself", Ronstadt reflected in 2007. "I can do things with Aaron that I can't do alone.")
1993 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Continuing with her crafted approach to more mainstream-oriented material, Ronstadt released the highly acclaimed Winter Light album at the end of 1993. … Read More


1998 52 Years Old In 1998, Ronstadt released We Ran, her first album in over two years. … Read More
1999 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite the lack of success of We Ran, Ronstadt kept moving towards this adult rock exploration. In the summer of 1999, she released the album Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions, a folk-rock-oriented project with EmmyLou Harris. … Read More
2000 54 Years Old In 2000, Ronstadt completed her long contractual relationship with the Elektra/Asylum label. … Read More
2004 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Ronstadt's politics received criticism and praise during and after her July 17, 2004, performance at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. … Read More


2006 60 Years Old At a 2006 concert in Canada, Ronstadt told the Calgary Sun that she was "embarrassed George Bush (was) from the United States.... … Read More
In the summer of 2007, Ronstadt headlined the Newport Folk Festival, making her debut at this event, where she incorporated jazz, rock, and folk music into her repertoire. … Read More
2008 62 Years Old On August 17, 2008, Ronstadt received a tribute by various artists including BeBe Winans and Wynonna Judd, when she was honored with the Trailblazer Award, presented to her by Plácido Domingo at the 2008 ALMA Awards, a ceremony later televised in the U.S. on ABC.
In 2009, in honor of Ronstadt, the Martin Guitar Company made a 00–42 model "Linda Ronstadt Limited Edition" acoustic guitar. … Read More
In 2010, Ronstadt contributed the arrangement and lead vocal to "A La Orilla de un Palmar" on the Chieftains studio album San Patricio (with Ry Cooder).
In a 2011 interview with the Arizona Daily Star she said, "I am 100 percent retired and I'm not doing anything any more".
2012 66 Years Old It was the last time Linda Ronstadt would record an album, having begun to lose her singing ability as the result of Parkinson's disease, diagnosed in December 2012. … Read More
It was announced publicly in August 2013 that Ronstadt had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.
Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014.
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