Linda Ronstadt Opened for Presidential Candidate Jerry Brown Tonight in 1979

December 22, 2017

Linda Ronstadt

Opened for Presidential Candidate Jerry Brown Tonight in 1979

The Eagles

Chicago

Jackson Browne & JD Souther

performed at a benefit show

on December 21st of 1979

for the presidential campaign

for California governor Jerry Brown

who also happened to be Ronstadt's boyfriend

Presidential candidate Jerry Brown

stood in a corner of the stage sipping a beer

and tentatively shaking his pinstriped shoulders

to the beat of Linda Ronstadt’s rousing rendition

of “When Will I Be Loved”

Out front 18,500 screaming rock fans

had trekked to Largo, Maryland 

to hear Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, Chicago, Jackson Browne, and J.D. Souther perform a benefit concert

for Brown’s winning primary campaign

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