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September 15, 2018     Angelico Hall - Dominican University of California
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September 21, 2018     Folsom Lake College Speakers Series
                       Harris Center
		       Ticket Office: 916-608-6888
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September 29, 2018     The Mountain Winery
                       Saratoga, California
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October 4, 2018        Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
		       Cerritos, California
		       A Conversation with Linda Ronstadt

October 6, 2018        Theatre at Ace Hotel
		       Los Angeles, California
		       A Conversation with Linda Ronstadt

October 14, 2018       Revolution Hall
		       Portland, Oregon - 1300 SE Stark St #110
		       A Conversation with Linda Ronstadt

October 25, 2018       Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
		       Reno, Nevada
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May 2, 2019            Mayo Performing Arts Center	Interview: Click here.
		       Morristown, New Jersey
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May 4, 2019	       The Town Hall
		       123 West 43rd Street
                       New York, NY  10036
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Check this Arizona Central website for a very recent interview with Linda Ronstadt.


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 Winter Light, 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.

The movie version of The Pirates of Penzance
with Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt
is scheduled for release on blu-ray disc for the first time.

For more information or to order, click on the image to the left.

This new release of Linda's classic album Heart Like A Wheel is a limited edition of 3000 numbered copies and is issued in a hybrid SACD/CD format that will play not only on SACD player but all regular CD players as well.

This title can be ordered direct from the manufacturer, Mobile Fidelity, or any of a number of online retailers.

If you do not already have this title, which is a must-have for Linda Ronstadt fans, this might be the edition you have been waiting 43 years for.

On September 15, 2017, Rhino Entertainment released a special 40th Anniversary Edition of Linda Ronstadt's multi-platinum album "Simple Dreams." It is made available on CD, vinyl, and Hi-res digital downloads, carefully remastered from the original analog tapes. The original packaging has been preserved, and an extra booklet containing liner notes by producer Peter Asher, will be included. As a special addition in all formats, three bonus tracks will be included, live versions of the songs It's So Easy, Blue Bayou and Poor Poor Pitiful Me. On the LP version the bonus songs will be on a second record. More detailed information can be found here.

Old news:
For those well-heeled Linda Ronstadt fans who want to help a charitable cause, this year’s Danville d’Elegance Gala Dinner features a presentation by special guest Linda Ronstadt, with her personal story: My Life in Music and Living with Parkinson’s. This event will be held at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California on September 16, 2017. More information here: Danville d’Elegance Weekend

Old news:
On March 6, 2017, Linda will be at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario. This is a speaking engagement, part of the Unique Lives & Experience series, and Linda will be talking about living with Parkinson's Disease. More information can be found here.

On March 10, 2017, Linda will have a speaking engagement at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Phillips Memorial Building, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. This is billed as "An Evening with Linda Ronstadt."

On April 23, 2016 Linda was honored in Los Angeles with a special Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This ceremony aired on PBS stations on Friday, October 14, at 9:00 PM.

A new collection of songs by Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris was released on September 9. The Complete Trio Collection includes both previous Trio releases, as well as a full disc of previously unreleased performances by the Trio. Click the link above to order. Also available is My Dear Companion: Selections from the Trio Collection. Also available, on vinyl only, is Farther Along.

A new 2-CD collection of Linda Ronstadt featuring 30 of her best performances (re-mastered) was recently released. To order this collection online, visit CDUniverse.

ICON RADIO is featuring an interview with Linda Ronstadt. Host Roman Guzman with Special Guest host John Boylan talk to Linda Ronstadt, discussing her early hit years and the songs that comprise her "greatest hits." There are several different options for listening to this interview:

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  • AMFM Magazine - Stitcher Radio - itunes

    Linda Ronstadt by Mark WatsonThe 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 is now available. It has 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

    The updated softcover edition of the book, Linda Ronstadt- Rock's First Female Superstar,can be ordered from Barnes and Noble or from

    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. This version of the album on the Rockbeat label is my favorite of all the re-issues of this album.

    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 also 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 currently out of print. A few copies remain for sale on

    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.

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    Complete Guest Appearances
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    Linda Ronstadt's Top Pop Albums
    Linda Ronstadt's Top Country Albums
    Linda Ronstadt's Adult Contemporary Hits
    Linda Ronstadt's Top Country Singles
    Linda Ronstadt's Top Country Songs
    Cash Box Magazine Top Ronstadt Chart Hits
    Linda Ronstadt Videos
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    Produced by Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt Album & CD Reviews
    The Stone Poneys 1967- 1968
    Albums 1969 - 2006
    Linda Ronstadt Compilations
    Books and Magazine Covers
    Early Linda Ronstadt Photographs
    Photographs from the 1970s
    Photographs from the 1980s
    Photographs from the 1990s
    Rich Bailey's Discography
    Linda Ronstadt and Funding for the Arts
    Linda Ronstadt's Honorary Doctorate Degree
    ALMA Awards- Trailblazer Award


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    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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    Linda Ronstadt at Mariachi Festival


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