Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Rock Singer

Linda Ronstadt is a legendary rock singer and songwriter who has had an immense influence on the music industry. She is one of the most successful female recording artists in history with over 30 Top 40 hits and 11 Grammy awards. Her music has spanned multiple genres, including country, pop, Latin, and rock.

Full Name
Jul 15, 1946
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Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona. She is an American singer and songwriter who has achieved great success in the rock, pop, and country genres. Her father Gilbert was a Mexican-American from a large family whose ancestors had first come to the United States during the mid-1800s. Her mother Ruth Mary Copeman was a German-American from a small family who had been living in Arizona for many generations. Ronstadt grew up speaking both English and Spanish.

Ronstadt began her career as part of the folk music scene in California during the 1960s. She soon signed with Capitol Records where she released her debut album Hand Sown…Home Grown in 1969. The album reached number 126 on the Billboard 200 chart and proved to be a critical success. In 1974, she released Heart Like A Wheel, which became her breakthrough album and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. During this time period, Ronstadt achieved further success with hits such as "You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved."

In 1975, Ronstadt shifted gears and moved into country music with her album Prisoner In Disguise which included several Top 10 singles such as "Love Is A Rose" and "Heat Wave." During this period of time, she also earned five Grammy Awards including Best Country Vocal Performance Female for her rendition of Hank Williams' classic "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)."

Ronstadt continued to release albums throughout the 1980s that featured an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from country to pop to Latin music. In 1987, she won two more Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance Female for "Somewhere Out There," a duet with James Ingram for the film An American Tail: Fievel Goes West; and Best Tropical Latin Performance for Canciones de Mi Padre which featured traditional Mexican songs.

Throughout her career, Ronstadt has sold over 100 million records worldwide making her one of the most successful female recording artists of all time. She has also been inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2014) and the Country Music Hall Of Fame (2016).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1946</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Linda Ronstadt is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 15, 1946, Linda Ronstadt was born in Tucson, Arizona.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Stone Poneys Band</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ronstadt joins the Stone Poneys and they release their first album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Career Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Linda Ronstadt releases her debut solo album, "Heart Like a Wheel".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins her first Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her song “You’re No Good.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Touring with Orchestra</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Linda begins her first tour with an orchestra backing her performing songs from classic musicals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ronstadt wins her second Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance for her song “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You).”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Linda Ronstadt is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Amazing Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Linda Ronstadt is known for her amazing singing voice. She has a powerful and emotional range that allows her to sing a variety of genres, from rock and roll to country music. Her vocal range and unique style make her a beloved singer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Her Music Has Stood the Test of Time</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Linda Ronstadt's music has stood the test of time. Her songs have become classics and continue to be covered by artists in different genres. Many people grew up listening to her music and still enjoy it today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Fighter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Linda Ronstadt is a fighter who has overcome many obstacles in life. Despite suffering from Parkinson's Disease, she continues to fight and remain positive in the face of adversity. Her strength and perseverance are admirable qualities that we can all learn from.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Winner of 11 Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Linda Ronstadt has won 11 Grammy Awards, making her one of the most decorated female singers in history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Collaborated with Over 100 Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Linda Ronstadt has collaborated with over 100 artists throughout her career, including Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Johnny Cash.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Received Lifetime Achievement Award in Music</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1987, Linda Ronstadt was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Female Artist to Have 4 Platinum Albums</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Linda Ronstadt is the first female artist to have four consecutive platinum albums, which is an accomplishment that earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her incredible contributions to music.</p></div>


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