Happy Birthday Wishes To Linda Ronstadt

July 15, 2018

Linda Maria Ronstadt 

born July 15, 1946

American retired popular music singer

known for singing in a wide range of genres

including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin

Linda Ronstadt established her professional career

in the mid-1960s at the forefront of California's emerging

folk rock and country rock movements

genres which defined post-1960s rock music

Linda 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, appeared numerous times on television shows, and began to contribute her singing to albums by other artists

With the release of chart-topping albums such as Heart Like a Wheel,

Simple Dreams, and Living in the USA

Ronstadt became the first female "arena class" rock star

Linda set records as one of the top-grossing concert artists of the decade

Referred to as the "First Lady of Rock" and the "Queen of Rock"

Linda Ronstadt was voted the Top Female Pop Singer of the 1970s

Linda's rock-and-roll image was as famous as her music

she appeared six times on the cover of Rolling Stone

and on the covers of Newsweek and Time

Studio 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)

Duets and Trios

Trio (1987) (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt)

Trio II (1999) (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt)

Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions (1999) (with Emmylou Harris)

Adieu False Heart (2006) (with Ann Savoy)

Compilation Albums

Different Drum (1974)

(The first compilation album of Ronstadt's work released by Capitol)

Greatest Hits (1976)

A Retrospective (1977)

Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (1980)

Standards with Nelson Riddle Orchestra (2008)

Duets (2014)

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