For almost fifty years, Linda Ronstadt has been able to surprise and impress the world with her amazing voice and musical talent, which crossed such different genres as rock, country, light opera and Latin.
The singer has released hugely successful solo albums, played in incredible bands and toured with some of the biggest names. Although he announced his retirement in 2011, his music will always be in our hearts.
Before international superstar Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946 in Arizona into a lifestyle of music and art. His father played Mexican songs on the guitar and his mother played the ukulele.
Linda was immediately able to gain worldwide recognition, but her first albums with the group Stone Poneys and a solo album, which is now known as the first alternative country record with female vocals, are now widely recognized and loved.
During the 70s, he toured with bands such as The Doors and Neil Young and began to make a name for himself in the industry.
When she released the chart-topping albums Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams and Living in the USA in 1974, Ronstadt became one of the first female arena rock stars.
She was often called the “Queen of Rock” and “The First Lady of Rock” as she continued to break records and sell out massive arenas.
Not only was his music popular with the masses, but his public personality was also extremely popular. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stones magazine about 6 times.
In the 1980s, the superstar moved to Broadway and won a Tony Award for his role in The Pirates of Penzance. In the meantime, he still continued to produce gold, platinum and multi-lingual records that sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Linda Ronstadt is quite famous as one of the most successful and popular female singers of the 1970s. Most music critics also agree that his ability to transcend genres is what has made him so incredible and so successful.
While she started out as a rock and roll artist, he seamlessly transitioned into Latin, opera, jazz, folk and even pop music. Ronstadt really did all that and was able to do it perfectly.
Although the musician had already retired in 2011, his name and great reputation were not forgotten in the industry. In 2014, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His music is widely spread to this day, it is always heard and remembered.
In his forty-year career, he’s managed to score three #1 pop albums, ten top-ten pop albums, and an impressive 38 charting pop albums on the Billboard Pop Album Charts!
Whatever your favorite Linda Ronstadt album was, no doubt you had one of her records on repeat and maybe you even had a photo of her on your wall!