Linda Ronstadt

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt

Profession: Singer and Actress

United States of America

Biography: Ronstadt retired in 2011 after an immensely popular career in which she won, among others, twelve Grammy Awards (including Lifetime Achievement), an Emmy, and two American Country Music awards. She has released 24 studio albums and 14 compilation albums, including many top-40 singles and a single number one: 'You're No Good.' She was been successful in a range of styles - country, rock, folk, traditional mariachi, light opera, pop, great American songbook, lullaby songs, and jazz. In the mid 1970s she had 3 consecutive million-selling albums. She remains one of the highest selling artists of all time.

In 2013, she revealed a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, later doctors revised their diagnosis to progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative disease with similar symptoms,.

In 2014, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 2019 documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" won a Grammy Award as Best Music Film. Also in 2019 she was awarded Kennedy Center Honor for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

Born: July 15, 1946
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1975-03-25 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers' 1960 song "When Will I Be Loved" as a single; climbs to No. 2 in the charts
  • 1977-10-14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium; criticised for casual attire but ranked by Washington Examiner as second-best rendition ever at a sporting event
  • 1979-01-12 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
  • 1981-01-08 Joseph Papp's revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, and Kevin Kline, opens at the Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 772 performances and wins a Tony Award
  • 1983-07-15 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US
  • 1986-10-16 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards organizes concert celebrating rock and roll legend Chuck Berry's 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri; performers include: Richards, Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Cray, and Julian Lennon among others
  • 2014-04-10 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham
  • 2014-07-28 Linda Ronstadt receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony

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