The book shown to the left, an unauthorized biography of Linda Ronstadt, has been available for a couple of years. A new paperback edition of this book will be available in a couple of months. I have received an advanced copy of the upcoming paperback, and it has had much new material added and has new photos as well as dozens of pages of new content. I would give it an Excellent rating. You may contact the author, Mark Watson, for more information. The prior hardcover edition of the book, Linda Ronstadt- Rock's First Female Superstar,can be ordered from Barnes and Noble
or from Amazon.com.
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,
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.
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,
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, $1439.95
has been donated to Grassroots Acoustica.
Maria Linda Ronstadt was born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona.
No other vocalist has had a more diversified career than Linda Ronstadt.
She began her career in the mid-1960s with the folk-rock group the Stone Poneys. After the
break-up of the Stone Poneys, Linda entered the country music field. In 1969, with
the release of Hand Sown... Home Grown, Linda became the first
female singer to release an alt-country album. In 1971,
she put together the band
that would become America's biggest selling band, the Eagles.|
Linda achieved her greatest
commercial success in the mid-1970s when she became the first female rock superstar
and the top-selling female vocalist for that decade. During this period, she became
widely known as The Queen of Rock and The Queen of Country Rock. Achieving superstardom during the '70s, Linda
went on to sell an even greater number of albums in the '80s than she did in the '70s.
Her long string of
platinum albums continued throughout the '80s with several varied projects. These included
three albums of standards with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, an album of mariachi standards, and
a trio project with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. She ended the decade with a return to popular music
featuring her duets with Aaron Neville.
Linda's success extended into the '90s as well, starting off with
a Grammy win for Don't Know Much and ending the decade with a
Grammy nomination for Western Wall
and a win with Trio II.
Other Grammy-winning projects
during the 1990s included another album of Mexican canciones, an album of Latin music, and
a best-selling album of rock classics redone as lullabies. During this same time, she produced
some of the best pop/rock music of her career with
Feels Like Home, and
her last rock album We Ran.
Linda began the new millennium with her only Christmas album,
A Merry Little Christmas. This was followed by
an album of classic jazz standards, Hummin' to Myself. Linda's final album release was
Adieu False Heart,
an album of duets with Cajun artist Ann Savoy. Linda is now retired from performing due to Parkinsons Disease.
Five CD albums - 5 disc set - NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN
Five platinum and multi-platinum Linda Ronstadt albums from the '70s and '80s have been combined
into one package for an extremely attractive price. These CDs are packaged in thin cardboard
sleeves that look like mini-LPs. If these classics are missing from your
collection, here is a chance to grab them all at one time. Ignore the review-- there is no problem with the sound quality of this re-issue. Albums included are:
Prisoner in Disguise
Living in the USA
Cry Like a Rainstorm Howl Like the Wind
You can check out the details at CD Universe
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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