Wild Sound Studios Sends Out Happy Birthday Wishes To Linda Ronstadt!

July 15, 2016

Linda Maria Ronstadt was born on July 15 of 1946…

Establishing her professional career in the mid-1960s

at the forefront of California's emerging folk rock and country rock movements – genres

which later defined post-1960s rock music – Ronstadt joined forces with Bobby Kimmel and

Kenny Edwards and became the lead singer of a folk-rock trio the Stone Poneys….

 

Later as a solo artist…

she released Hand Sown ... Home Grown in 1969, which has been described as the first alternative country record by a female recording artist…

Although fame eluded her during these years…Ronstadt actively toured with the Doors…Neil Young…Jackson Browne…

and others mading numerous television show appearances and began to contribute her voice to a variety of albums…

 

By the end of 1978…

Ronstadt had solidified her role as one of rock and pop's most successful and certainly the most durable and most gifted woman Rock singer of her era…

Owing to her consistent platinum album success…

and her ability as the first-ever woman to sell out concerts in arenas and stadiums

hosting tens of thousands of fans…

Linda Ronstadt became the "highest paid woman in rock"…

Linda has recorded on albums

with Billy Eckstine, Emmylou Harris, the Chieftains, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, J. D. Souther, Gram Parsons, Bette Midler, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earl Scruggs, the Eagles, Andrew Gold, Wendy Waldman, Hoyt Axton, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Ann Savoy, Karla Bonoff, James Taylor, Valerie Carter, Warren Zevon, Maria Muldaur, Randy Newman, Nicolette Larson, the Seldom Scene, Rosemary Clooney, Aaron Neville, Rodney Crowell, Hearts and Flowers, Laurie Lewis, and Flaco Jiménez.

Linda has earned 11 Grammy Awards…

three American Music Awards…

two Academy of Country Music awards…an Emmy Award…an ALMA Award…

and numerous United States and internationally

certified gold…platinum…and multiplatinum albums…

 

She has also earned nominations

for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award…

Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014…

 

On July 28, 2014...

she was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities…!

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