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Linda Ronstadt Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Albums and Songs

Linda Ronstadt Biography

Linda Ronstadt born Linda Maria Ronstadt, is an American popular music and country music singer. She was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, to Gilbert Ronstadt and Ruth Mary Ronstadt.

Ronstadt’s early family life was filled with music and tradition, which influenced the stylistic and musical choices she later made in her career. 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.

She began her career in the mid-1960s with the folk-rock group the Stone Poneys. After the break-up of the Stone Poneys, Linda entered the country music field. In 1969, with the release of Hand Sown… Home Grown, Linda became the first female singer to release an alt-country album. In 1971, she put together the band that would become America’s biggest selling band, the Eagles.

Linda achieved her greatest commercial success in the mid-1970s when she became the first female rock superstar and the top-selling female vocalist for that decade. During this period, she became widely known as The Queen of Rock and The Queen of Country Rock. Achieving superstardom during the ’70s, Linda went on to sell an even greater number of albums in the ’80s than she did in the ’70s.

Her long string of platinum albums continued throughout the ’80s with several varied projects. These included three albums of standards with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, an album of mariachi standards, and a trio project with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. She ended the decade with a return to popular music featuring her duets with Aaron Neville.

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists in diverse genres, including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle.

She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award, and many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United States and internationally. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. On July 28, 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

After completing her last live concert in late 2009, Ronstadt retired in 2011. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.

Linda Ronstadt Age

She was born on July 15, 1946.

Linda Ronstadt Husband

Ronstadt has never married. However, in the mid-1970s, she was in a relationship with then-Governor of California Jerry Brown, a Democratic presidential candidate. In 1983, Linda Ronstadt dated comedian Jim Carrey for 8 months. In the mid-1980s, Ronstadt was engaged to Star Wars director George Lucas.

Linda Ronstadt Children

In December 1990, she adopted an infant daughter, Mary Clementine. In 1994, she adopted a baby boy, Carlos Ronstadt.

Linda Ronstadt Net Worth

She has an estimated worth of $40 million.

Linda Ronstadt Albums

  • Hand Sown … Home Grown – 1969
  • Silk Purse – 1970
  • Linda Ronstadt – 1972
  • Don’t Cry Now – 1973
  • Heart Like a Wheel – 1974
  • Prisoner in Disguise – 1975
  • Hasten Down the Wind – 1976
  • Simple Dreams – 1977
  • Living in the USA – 1978
  • Mad Love – 1980
  • Get Closer – 1982
  • What’s New – 1983
  • Lush Life – 1984
  • For Sentimental Reasons – 1986
  • Canciones de Mi Padre – 1987
  • Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind – 1989
  • Mas Canciones – 1991
  • Frenesí – 1992
  • Winter Light – 1993
  • Feels Like Home – 1995
  • Dedicated to the One I Love – 1996
  • We Ran – 1998
  • A Merry Little Christmas – 2000
  • Hummin’ to Myself – 2004

Linda Ronstadt Songs

  • Blue Bayou
  • You’re No Good
  • Don’t Know Much
  • When Will I Be Loved
  • Long Long Time
  • Poor Poor Pitiful Me
  • Somewhere Out There
  • It’s So Easy
  • Tracks of My Tears
  • Just One Look
  • Ooo Baby Baby
  • Tumbling Dice
  • I Can’t Let Go
  • Love Is a Rose
  • That’ll Be the Day
  • Hurt So Bad
  • All My Life
  • Heat Wave
  • Goodbye My Friend
  • Back in the U.S.A.
  • 3 How Do I Make You
  • Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  • It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
  • The Sweetest Gift
  • Desperado
  • I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
  • I Can’t Help It
  • I Never Will Marry
  • Love Has No Pride
  • Someone to Lay Down Beside Me
  • I Knew You When
  • Y Andale

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