Linda Ronstadt

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Born: in Tucson, AZ, USA

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Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Carla Bley, The Chieftains, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times noted in 2004, Ronstadt is "Blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation ... rarest of rarities – a chameleon who can blend into any background yet remain boldly distinctive ... It's an exceptional gift; one shared by few others."

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at #2, and "You're No Good" at #1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single "Blue Bayou" reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much", peaked at #2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three #1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart.

In a 2011 interview with the Arizona Daily Star she said, "I am 100 percent retired and I'm not doing anything any more". It was announced publicly in August 2013 that Linda had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.

Her autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, was released in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2014.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1969 Hand Sown... Home Grown Linda Ronstadt 1
1970 Silk Purse Linda Ronstadt 1
1971 Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt 1
1973 Don't Cry Now Linda Ronstadt 2
1974 Heart Like a Wheel Linda Ronstadt 5
1975 Prisoner in Disguise Linda Ronstadt 4
1976 Hasten Down the Wind Linda Ronstadt 3
1977 Simple Dreams Linda Ronstadt 5
1978 Living in the U.S.A. Linda Ronstadt 3
1980 Mad Love Linda Ronstadt 2
1982 Get Closer Linda Ronstadt 2
1983 What's New Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra 4
1984 Lush Life Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra 2
1986 'Round Midnight Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra 2
1986 For Sentimental Reasons Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra 1
1987 Trio Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris 3
1987 Canciones de mi padre Linda Ronstadt 2
1989 Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind Linda Ronstadt 2
1991 Más canciones Linda Ronstadt 1
1992 Frenesí Linda Ronstadt 2
1993 Winter Light Linda Ronstadt 1
1995 Feels Like Home Linda Ronstadt 1
1996 Dedicated to the One I Love Linda Ronstadt 1
1998 We Ran Linda Ronstadt 1
1998 Trio II Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris 2
1999 Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris 2
2000 A Merry Little Christmas Linda Ronstadt 1
2004 Hummin' to Myself Linda Ronstadt 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1974 Different Drum Compilation Linda Ronstadt 2
1976 Greatest Hits Compilation Linda Ronstadt 6
1977 A Retrospective Compilation Linda Ronstadt 1
1980 Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Compilation Linda Ronstadt 3
1993 Boleros y rancheras Compilation Linda Ronstadt 1
1999 Box Set Compilation Linda Ronstadt 2
2002 The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt Compilation Linda Ronstadt 4
2004 Jardín Azul / Las Canciones Favoritas Compilation Linda Ronstadt 1
2006 The Best of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years Compilation Linda Ronstadt 2
2007 The Platinum Collection Compilation Linda Ronstadt 1
2014 Duets Compilation Linda Ronstadt 2
Blue Bayou Compilation Linda Ronstadt 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1978 Ooh Baby Baby / Blowing Away Linda Ronstadt 1
1995 Don't Know Much Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville 1

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