In addition to Linda's autobiography, another recent bio of Linda Ronstadt is available. The book covers Linda's life up until the present time. This book, Linda Ronstadt- Rock's First Female Superstar,can be ordered from Barnes and Noble or from Amazon.com. Price is $16.99, and a paperback edition will be coming in the future.
On July 28, 2014,9:13 PM 6/18/2015 Linda Ronstadt was honored with the National Medal of Arts, presented to her by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House. More information may be found here: New York Times article
A collection of Linda Ronstadt duets was released on April 8, 2014. For full details of this release or to order this album, click here.
On February 10, 2013, Linda Ronstadt discussed the power of music and other topics at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. To listen to or download this one-hour program, click on this Grace Cathedral link.
Linda Ronstadt's classic album Heart Like a Wheel is among 25 recordings selected for long-term preservation in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. You can read more about this in this article from the Los Angeles Times.
A new, remastered version of the album Heart Like a Wheel is now available. The album has been remastered by Linda's long-time collaborator John Boylan in an artistic tri-fold package. Two bonus cuts are added to the album, mono versions of the hit singles You're No Good and When Will I Be Loved, originally mastered for AM radio. This album is available now from CD Universe.
Linda Ronstadt's memoir, titled Simple Dreams, was released on September 17, 2013. The book is available in hardcover format in English and in a Spanish language trade paperback. The book has recently been released in paperback.
A TV program from the past featuring Linda Ronstadt is now available on DVD for the first time. Originally produced for PBS's Great Performances Series, La Pastorela is a musical retelling of the shepherd's journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. We see the tale through the eyes of a modern young girl, the oldest child in a large rural Tex-Mex family. During a surrealistic dream, which brings to mind "The Wizard of Oz," the young chicana makes a fantastical journey with the shepherds and along the way witnesses the triumph of God's Angels over Satan's diablo's. This DVD was released November 6, 2012 and is available now from CD Universe.
Linda Ronstadt was honored with the Lifetime Achivement Award from the Latin Recording Academy. The award was presented November 9, 2011 at a special ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. According to their press release:
Ten-time GRAMMY winner Linda Ronstadt is one of the '70s most popular interpretive singers and has released more than 30 solo albums, 15 compilations and greatest hits albums, with several reaching certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum status. Released in 1987, her first all-Spanish album, Canciones De Mi Padre, stands as the best-selling non-English-language album in U.S. music history. Nicknamed the Queen of Rock, Ronstadt has recorded in several genres such as jazz, R&B, gospel, opera, country, choral, tropical, and mariachi. Additionally,she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Rosemary Clooney, Billy Eckstine, Philip Glass, Flaco Jiménez, the Chieftains, and Dolly Parton. She currently devotes time to her family and continues to support many Hispanic social causes.
The movie version of Linda Ronstadt's Broadway debut in Pirates of Penzance is now available on DVD. This is the widescreen motion picture version (see image to the right), not to be confused with the crudely filmed, though entertaining, stage version which is also available on DVD. This movie is available now from CD Universe by clicking on the image to the right. When you purchase through this website, all webpage earnings will go to benefit Grassroots Acoustica (see information below). Thanks to your purchases through this website, $1296.90 has been donated to Grassroots Acoustica.
Linda Ronstadt poses with dancers from Los Cenzontles. June 2, 2008
Photo by Los Cenzontles.
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Linda Ronstadt sings with David Hidalgo
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