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Photo: Shout Factory She said that her singing style was shaped by the music she grew up with, even on her 1970s and ’80s pop hits such as “Blue Bayou,” “When Will I Be Loved” and “You’re No Good.” But Adieu False Heart was a commercial failure, peaking at number 146 in the U.S. despite her touring for the final time that year. Ronstadt also filmed several music videos for this album which became popular on the fledgling MTV cable channel. "The (Mariachi music) was my father's side of the soul," she was quoted as saying in a 1998 interview she gave at her Tucson home. [62] The Silk Purse album cover showed Ronstadt in a muddy pigpen, while the back and inside cover depicted her onstage wearing bright red. [135] Luisa Espinel, Ronstadt's aunt, was an international singer in the 1920s and 1930s. [18][19] She has charted 36 albums, ten top-10 albums, and three number 1 albums on the US Billboard Pop Album Chart. Linda Ronstadt (Linda Maria Ronstadt) is a retired American singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, and Latin. The album was released in late 1987 and immediately became a global smash hit. 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In February 1980, Ronstadt released Mad Love, her seventh consecutive platinum-selling album. In many instances, her own interpretations were more successful than the original recordings, and many times new songwriters were discovered by a larger audience as a result of her interpretation and recording. Place of Birth: Tucson, Arizona, U.S. 1 With a Bullet", "Years after giving up singing, Linda Ronstadt is back on the charts with 'Live in Hollywood, "Pat Benatar: Rock's Reluctant Sex Symbol", "Rock Queen Conquers Broadway and Lives Happily Ever After", "Linda Ronstadt Live. It included the duets with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much" (Billboard Hot 100 number 2 hit, Christmas 1989[93]) and "All My Life" (Billboard Hot 100 number 11 hit), both of which were long-running number 1 Adult Contemporary hits. [50], At age 14, Ronstadt formed a folk trio with her brother Peter and sister Gretchen. Period. This album was titled Frenesí. However, she stated that she was being pushed hard into singing more rock and roll. [58] She noted in a 1969 interview in Fusion Magazine that it was difficult being a single "chick singer" with an all-male backup band. [151] In 1999, Ronstadt ranked number 21 in VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. I didn't have a trace of stage fright. Ronstadt is considered an "interpreter of her times",[79] and has earned praise for her courage to put her "stamp" on many of her songs. Linda Ronstadt could sing it all. 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Linda's Father was 25% Mexican descent, Linda's Mother is completely of European descent, German, English, and Dutch. [74], Author Andrew Greeley, in his book God in Popular Culture, described Ronstadt as "the most successful and certainly the most durable and most gifted woman Rock singer of her era. When she met the opera superstar Beverly Sills, she was told, "My dear, every soprano in the world wants to play Mimi!" Thibodeaux, Ron (February 11, 2007). At the time, Ronstadt received some chiding for both the album cover and her venture into what was then considered "elevator music" by cynics, but remained determined to record with Riddle, and What's New became a hit. Hazel was born in Michigan. It showed Ronstadt in a vintage dress lying on shimmering satin sheets with a Walkman headset. [156] "Los Angeles became too enclosing an environment", she says. She continued to tour, collaborate, and record celebrated albums, such as Winter Light and Hummin' to Myself, until her retirement in 2011. Still in print as of December 2016, it has sold 223,255 copies per Nielsen SoundScan. Along with the release of her Get Closer album, Ronstadt embarked on a North American tour, remaining one of the top rock-concert draws that summer and fall. Canciones de Mi Padre won Ronstadt a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance. [31] Linda Ronstadt's great-grandfather, graduate engineer Friedrich August Ronstadt (who went by Federico Augusto Ronstadt) immigrated to the Southwest (then a part of Mexico) in the 1840s from Hanover, Germany, and married a Mexican citizen, eventually settling in Tucson. However, the production was a critical and commercial disaster, closing after only a few nights.[117]. It included an ethereal cover of Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush" which became a popular music video. To me, she was everything that feminism's about. It also achieved some critical acclaim from the jazz cognoscenti.[23]. In 2009, in honor of Ronstadt, the Martin Guitar Company made a 00–42 model "Linda Ronstadt Limited Edition" acoustic guitar. I really think that you're just hard-wiring (synapses) in your brain up until the age of maybe 12 or 10, and there are certain things you can't learn in an authentic way after that. "[174], On January 16, 2010, Ronstadt converged with thousands of other activists in a "National Day of Action". She also participated in a benefit concert for her friend Lowell George, held at The Forum, in Los Angeles. [64] In a 1976 Rolling Stone interview with Cameron Crowe, Ronstadt said, "they haven't invented a word for that loneliness that everybody goes through on the road. [156] Ronstadt has never married. The album was a quiet affair for Ronstadt, giving few interviews and making only one television performance as promotion. All of my influences and my authenticity are a direct result of the music played in that Tucson living room. Linda Ronstadt is the mom of her two adopted children, Carlos and Mary, whom she keeps out of the spotlight. [73] Although hesitant at first to work with her because of her reputation for being a "woman of strong opinions (who) knew what she wanted to do (with her career)", he nonetheless agreed to become her full-time producer,[75] and remained in that role through the late 1980s. It was one of her final concerts. Ronstadt felt deceived by the photographer, not realizing that the photos would be so revealing. But I wouldn't choose to show a picture like that to anybody who didn't know me personally, because only friends could get the other sides of me in balance. [98] In 2004, she was interviewed for CBS This Morning[102] and stated that this image was not her because she did not sit like that. But I always needed a producer who would carry out my whims. Margarita was Mexican, the daughter of José María Redondo y Gortari, whose father was Spanish and whose mother was Italian, and of Antonia Jesusita/Jesus Vasquez. Ronstadt herself has indicated that some of her 1970s hits were recorded under considerable pressure to create commercially successful recordings, and that she prefers many of her songs that were non-hit album tracks. The world is tearing by you, real fast, and all these people are looking at you. [98] Female rock artists like her and Janis Joplin, whom she described as lovely, shy, and very literate in real life and the antithesis of the "red hot mamma" she was artificially encouraged to project, went through an identity crisis. Linda is the daughter of Ruth Mary (Copeman) and Gilbert Ronstadt. Asylum pulled the "Love Is a Rose" single and issued "Heat Wave" with "Love Is a Rose" on the B-side. Ronstadt has remarked that in the beginning of her career she "was so focused on folk, rock and country" that she "got a bit bored and started to branch out, and ... [has] been doing that ever since. Like her two previous Latin recordings ventures, it won Ronstadt a Grammy Award, this time for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album. Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, and Latin. Your musical soul is like facets of a jewel, and you stick out one facet at a time ... (and) I tend to work real hard on whatever it is I do, to get it up to speed, up to a professional level. The singer grew up in Tucson, Arizona, about 40 miles from the Mexican border. "Sometimes You Just Can't Win" was picked up by country radio, and made it to number 27 on that listing. "[144] Her diagnosis was subsequently re-evaluated as progressive supranuclear palsy. In 1984, Ronstadt was cast in the role at Joseph Papp's Public Theater. 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. [46] Her album Living in the USA was the first album by any recording artist in U.S. music history to ship double platinum (over two million advanced copies). rcds.appendChild(rcel); Date of Birth: July 15, 1946. It remains her only album between 1975 and 1990 not to be officially certified platinum. [185], In May 2009, Ronstadt received an honorary doctorate of music degree from the Berklee College of Music for her achievements and influence in music and her contributions to American and international culture. Each one has been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for over three million copies sold. Ethnicity: *father – Mexican [Spanish, possibly other], one quarter German, one eighth English, 1/16th Italian *mother – English, German, Dutch. var rcel = document.createElement("script"); The same year, she completed a concert tour around Europe. In 1991, she released Mas Canciones, a follow-up to the first Canciones. Period, end of story. Singer Linda Ronstadt has called President Donald Trump the "new Hitler" and said that "Mexicans are the new Jews," adding that she believes separating children from adults at the border is a "violation of human rights laws." For Ronstadt, Mexican culture has always been a source of pride. These performances were later released on DVD. She published an autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir,[25] in September 2013. Ronstadt has collaborated with artists in diverse genres, including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine,[20] Frank Zappa, Carla Bley (Escalator Over the Hill), Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Earl Scruggs, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. Espinel's father was Fred Ronstadt, Linda Ronstadt's grandfather, and the songs she had learned, transcribed, and published were some of the ones he had brought with him from Sonora. She has said that "all girl singers" eventually "have to curtsy to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday". The effort was certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold) and won them a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for the track. [147] The 2012 revision kept only the compilation, but raised it to the place once occupied by Heart Like a Wheel. It included New Age arrangements such as the lead single "Heartbeats Accelerating" as well as the self-penned title track and featured the glass harmonica. In January 1946, the University of Arizona published a booklet by Luisa Espinel entitled Canciones de mi Padre. Music is meant to lighten your load. The film also showed Ronstadt performing the songs "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me", "Love Me Tender", and "Tumbling Dice". [145] In July 2019, Ronstadt was selected as a Kennedy Center Honoree. [27], Ronstadt was raised on the family's 10-acre (4 ha) ranch with her siblings Peter (who served as Tucson's Chief of Police for ten years, 1981–1991), Michael J., and Gretchen (Suzy). Plow" and sang a duet, "Funny How Time Slips Away," with Homer Simpson on The Yellow Album. [98], By the mid-1970s, Ronstadt's image became just as famous as her music. In the early 1980s, Ronstadt was criticized for accepting $500,000 to perform at the South African resort Sun City, violating the cultural boycott imposed against South Africa because of its policy of apartheid. She achieved a major hit single with "Ooo Baby Baby", with her rendition hitting all four major singles charts (Pop, AC, Country, R&B). [37], Ronstadt's early family life was filled with music and tradition, which influenced the stylistic and musical choices she later made in her career. In the decade prior to Beatlemania, most of the great band singers and crooners of the 40s and 50s codified a half-century of American pop standards on dozens of albums ... many of them now long out-of-print. After living in Los Angeles for 30 years, Ronstadt moved to San Francisco because she said she never felt at home in Southern California. In 1991, Ronstadt acted in the lead role of archangel San Miguel in La Pastorela, or A Shephard's Tale, a musical filmed at San Juan Bautista. “He’s a natural teacher and muse.” In the trailer, Browne adds, “Look, if Linda Ronstadt invites you to go to Mexico, I don’t need any more than that. [156] In more recent years, Ronstadt moved back to San Francisco while continuing to maintain her home in Tucson. In 2008, Ronstadt was appointed Artistic Director of the San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival. She has received a total of 27 Grammy Award nominations in various fields that include rock, country, pop and Tropical Latin, and has won 11 Grammy Awards in the categories of Pop, Country, Tropical Latin, Musical Album for Children and Mexican-American. Linda’s paternal grandmother was Maria Guadalupe Agustina Dalton (the daughter of Winnall Augustin/Agustin Dalton and Maria de Jesus Francisca “Jesusita” Vasquez). In the summer of 1999, she released the album Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions, a folk-rock-oriented project with Emmylou Harris. They were not nearly as successful as Canciones De Mi Padre, but were critically acclaimed in some circles. Benatar praised Ronstadt by stating, "There are a lot of good female singers around. In January 1986, the three eventually did make their way into the recording studio, where they spent the next several months working. [37] Although fame eluded her during these years, Ronstadt actively toured with the Doors, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, and others, appeared numerous times on television shows, and began to contribute her singing to albums by other artists. Ronstadt opened many doors for women in rock and roll and other musical genres by championing songwriters and musicians, pioneering her chart success onto the concert circuit, and being at the vanguard of many musical movements. Her 1976 Greatest Hits album would sell consistently for the next 25 years and in 2001 was certified by the RIAA for seven-times platinum[92] (over seven million U.S. copies sold). Most of Ronstadt's albums are certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum. Linda Ronstadt (pictured in 1982) says she had to fight to have her identity as a Mexican-American woman recognized in show business. It was also accompanied by a popular music video. Her success however did not translate across the Atlantic to the UK. Her remarks drew international headlines. At the end of that year, Billboard magazine crowned Ronstadt with three number-one Awards for the Year: Pop Female Singles Artist of the Year, Pop Female Album Artist of the Year, and Female Artist of the Year (overall).[103]. Linda Maria Ronstadt was born in Tucson, Arizona, on July 15, 1946, the third of four children of Gilbert Ronstadt (1911–1995), a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co.,[26] and Ruth Mary (née Copeman) Ronstadt (1914–1982), a homemaker. "[101] Qualities which, Asher has stated, were considered a "negative (in a woman at that time), whereas in a man they were perceived as being masterful and bold". Image of Linda Ronstadt reclining on a porch railing in Los Angeles, California, 1974. Ronstadt has been honored for her contribution to the American arts. She credits her mother for her appreciation of Gilbert and Sullivan and her father for introducing her to the traditional pop and Great American Songbook repertoire that she would, in turn, help reintroduce to an entire generation.[48][50]. When interpreting, Ronstadt said she "sticks to what the music demands", in terms of lyrics. [29] "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" included Heart Like a Wheel (1974) at number 164 and The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt (2002) at number 324. The recording was produced by Glyn Johns. On Radio [advertisement]", "Linda Ronstadt to Play at Fantasy Springs", "What's New with Linda Ronstadt? Ronstadt's interpretation peaked at number 2 on the country chart. There were few "girl singers" on the rock circuit at the time, and they were relegated to "groupie level when in a crowd of a bunch of rock and roll guys", a status Ronstadt avoided. PBS's Great Performances aired the stage show during its annual fund drives and the show was a hit with audiences, earning Ronstadt a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. She has earned herself 10 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award. It's sort of like 6/8 time signature ... very hard driving and very intense. It is the poorest-selling studio album in Ronstadt's Elektra/Asylum catalog. Canciones De Mi Padre (Spanish for "Songs of My Father", or "My Father's Songs") is American singer Linda Ronstadt's first album of Mexican traditional Mariachi music. The album and later theatrical stage show served as a benchmark of the Latin cultural renaissance in North America. Learning to play music together does all this and more. [148] Her RIAA certification (audits paid for by record companies or artists for promotion) tally as of 2001 totaled 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and 7 Multi-Platinum albums. "[53] She admires Callas for her musicianship and her attempts to push 20th-century singing, particularly opera, back into the bel canto "natural style of singing". Her amazing ability to go from rock and roll, country and pop, to opera, Mexican music, the Great American Songbook and sweet soul ballads. [93] Featured in the animated film An American Tail, the sentimental duet with James Ingram was nominated for several Grammy Awards, ultimately winning the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Linda Ronstadt has received a total of 27 Grammy Award nominations in various fields including Rock, Country, Pop, Tropical Latin, Contemporary Folk, Mexican-American, and Children's. The album earned Ronstadt two Grammy Award nominations: one for Best Rock Vocal Performance/Female for the title track and another for Best Pop Vocal Performance/Female for the album. She has won 11 competitive Grammy Awards and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2011. Birth Name: Linda Maria Ronstadt. How could I be the best? March 7, 2016, Ethnicity: [55], Media related to Linda Ronstadt at Wikimedia Commons. On September 23, 2007, she was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, along with Stevie Nicks, Buck Owens, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg. In September 1975, Ronstadt's album Prisoner in Disguise was released. Rock is the thumping heart of Linda's music, and the rock world is dominated by males. It quickly climbed into the Top Five on the Billboard Album Chart and sold over a million copies. ..."). This concept album was put on the back burner for almost ten years. Other participants included Miles Davis, Lenny Kravitz, Hall & Oates, Natalie Cole, Yoko Ono, and Sean Lennon. [93] The album's second single release, "When Will I Be Loved" – an uptempo country-rock version of a Top 10 Everly Brothers song – hit number 1 in Cashbox and number 2 in Billboard. [165], Ronstadt's politics received criticism and praise during and after her July 17, 2004, performance at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. During her four-decade-long career, singer Linda Ronstadt seems to have covered it all: country, rock and roll, pop, jazz, opera, Broadway standards, big band and songs influenced by Mexican … (Ronstadt sang harmony with Simon on a different Graceland track, "Under African Skies". Linda Ronstadt, 73, is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and winner of lifetime achievement awards from the Grammys and Latin Grammys. The album garnered several Grammy Award nominations – including Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance/Female for "Blue Bayou" – and won its art director, Kosh, a Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, the first of three Grammy Awards he would win for designing Ronstadt album covers. “The kids love him,” Ronstadt says. Are you important? 3.7 million as of 2010); Lush Life (1984‍—‌U.S. Linda’s great-grandmother Maria was also of Mexican origin, the daughter of Francisco Vasquez and Maria Concepcion/Consepcion “Chona” Suastegui/Saustegui. The biggest stars are male, and so are the back-up musicians ... rock beats are ... phallic, and lyrics ... masculine. In the 1970s, Cashbox magazine, a competitor of Billboard during that time period, named Ronstadt the "#1 Female Artist of the Decade". However, as early as 1970, Ronstadt was being criticized by music "purists" for her "brand of music" which crossed many genres. Heart Like a Wheel's first single release, "You're No Good" – a rockified version of an R&B song written by Clint Ballard, Jr. that Ronstadt had initially resisted because Andrew Gold's guitar tracks sounded too much like a "Beatles song" to her[73] – climbed to number 1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box Pop singles charts. rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; Simple Dreams became one of the singer's best-selling international-selling albums as well, reaching number 1 on the Australian and Canadian Pop and Country Albums charts. Establishing her professional career in the mid-1960s at the forefront of California's emerging folk rock and country rock movements – genres which defined post-1960s rock music – Ronstadt joined forces with Bobby Kimmel and Kenny Edwards and became the lead singer of a folk-rock trio, the Stone Poneys. [28], Linda's father came from a pioneering Arizona ranching family[29] and was of German, English, and Mexican ancestry. [49], Ronstadt has remarked that everything she has recorded on her own records – rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel, opera, country, choral, and mariachi – is all music she heard her family sing in their living room, or heard played on the radio, by the age of 10. She garnered a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and The Pirates of Penzance won several Tony Awards, including a Tony Award for Best Revival. As Staples Center Senior Vice President and general manager Bobby Goldwater said, "It was our goal to present a spectacular event as a sendoff to the 20th century", and "Eagles, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt are three of the most popular acts of the century. The album's critical and commercial success was due to a fine presentation of country and rock, with Heart Like a Wheel her first of many major commercial successes that would set her on the path to being one of the best-selling female artists of all time. As was the case with their aborted 1978 effort, conflicting schedules and competing priorities delayed the album's release indefinitely. The album reached number 78 in Billboard and won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children. They called Linda Ronstadt the Queen of Rock in the '70s, but the name is a little limiting. At the end of 1987, Ronstadt released Canciones de Mi Padre, an album of traditional Mexican folk songs, or what she has described as "world class songs". Country Western Stars magazine wrote in 1970 that "Rock people thought she was too gentle, folk people thought she was too pop, and pop people didn't quite understand where she was at, but Country people really loved Linda." Do you have clout? 1989 – Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Linda Ronstadt, Great Performances: 2008 – Trailblazer Award for Contribution to American Music, 1981 – Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Linda Ronstadt in, 1983 – Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical or Comedy, Linda Ronstadt in, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 23:35. "Linda Ronstadt once lamented half-jokingly that she sang like a German and thought like a Mexican and wished it were the other way around". Bill Steen Growing up, she listened to many types of music, including Mexican music, which was sung by her entire family and was a staple in her childhood. rcel.id = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); Everybody has their own level of doing their music. "[120] By 1983, her estimated worth was over $40 million[121] mostly from records, concerts and merchandising. The band is widely known for their hit single "Different Drum" (written by Michael Nesmith prior to his joining the Monkees), which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as number 12 in Cashbox magazine. With fair skin and a German surname, her Mexican heritage wasn’t always apparent. [36] In 1976 and 1977, she appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and Time, respectively. "Blue Bayou" was at #3 while "It's So Easy" was at #5. Beginning in the mid-1970s, Ronstadt's private life became increasingly public. (Though the efforts to complete the album were abandoned, a number of the recordings were included on the singers' respective solo recordings over the next few years.) In 2006, recording as the ZoZo Sisters, Ronstadt teamed with her new friend, musician and musical scholar Ann Savoy, to record Adieu False Heart. Ronstadt has also appeared on albums by a vast range of artists including Emmylou Harris, the Chieftains, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, J. D. Souther, Gram Parsons, Bette Midler, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earl Scruggs, the Eagles, Andrew Gold, Wendy Waldman, Hoyt Axton, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Ann Savoy, Karla Bonoff, James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Valerie Carter, Warren Zevon, Maria Muldaur, Randy Newman (specifically his musical adaptation of Faust), Nicolette Larson, the Seldom Scene, Rosemary Clooney, Aaron Neville, Rodney Crowell, Hearts and Flowers, Laurie Lewis and Flaco Jiménez. 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