Linda Ronstadt

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Linda Ronstadt Pencil Portrait
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Linda Ronstadt released her final album in 2006 and appeared in concert for the last time with her mariachi show in 2009. A trouper, and steady presence on the music scene throughout the preceeding 40 years, there just had to be some sinister reason behind such a prolonged silence.

The August 23, 2013 edition of the American bi-monthly magazine AARP – American Association of Retired People, which focuses on aging issues – confirmed our worst fears in an interview with the star.

“I can’t do it, because of my health,” Ms. Ronstadt revealed. “I have Parkinson’s.” Holding out a slightly trembling hand, she confessed that her vocal cords were similarly affected. “I can’t sing at all,” she announced, matter-of-factly. “I’m truly not able. I can’t sing ‘Happy Birthday,’ really.”

An 11 time Grammy Award winner, her most memorable hits – “You’re No Good,” “Heart Like a Wheel,” “Blue Bayou” would establish her as a near perennial chart act in the states, a success that she was inexplicably unable to replicate in the UK. But it was her work with arranger and composer Nelson Riddle in the 80’s – and their three album collaboration ‘What’s New’ (1983)_’Lush Life’_ (1984) & ‘For Sentimental Reasons’ (1986)- that defined her vocal prowess; her multiple octave range being used to exquisite effect on numbers that harked back to the great American songbook.

I could weep at the thought of an instrument such as hers being silenced. She could wrap those killer pipes around whatever tunes and musical adventures hit her heart. In these days of autotune and b-list showgirls, she remains the romantic crush of a lifetime, as President Obama was quick to admit in 2014, when he awarded her the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony.

Recommended listening

Heart like a wheel (1974)

Prisoner in disguise (1975)

Hasten down the wind (1976)

Linda Ronstadt - Greatest Hits (1976)

Living in the USA (1978)

What's New (1983)

Canciones de Mi Padre (1987)

Recommended viewing


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