Whatever Happened To Linda Ronstadt?
She came from the Tucson area and by the mid 1960′s had begun to make a name for herself in the folk music world, or perhaps rather the folk-rock and country-rock movements that were just beginning at the time.
Heavily influenced by artist’s like Neil Young, Jackson Browne and even the rock group “The Doors”, Linda Ronstadt would never be confined to one musical genre’.
Mainstream country music fans were essentially introduced to the talented Linda Ronstadt in 1974 when she cored a hit with her version of the Hank Williams classic ‘I Can’t Help It (If I;m Still In Love With You)’, but it was the following year that country audiences around the nation and around the world perked their ears up and really took notice.
Ronstadt topped the Country Music charts with ‘When Will I Be Loved’, a remake of an Everly Brothers hit. She followed that up with country hit’s like ‘Love Is A Rose’ (written by Neil Young) and ‘Blue Bayou’ among others. All the while, she also had several major hits on the pop/rock charts as well as the Easy Listening charts.
Like I said, Linda Ronstadt would not be confined to any single type of music.
So whatever happened to Linda Ronstadt?
Well, you may recall she had a well publicized relationship with the then Governor (and Governor again!) of California Jerry Brown.
Now Linda at age 66 resides mainly in San Francisco and also maintains a home in her hometown of Tucson. Linda’s memoir ‘Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir’ is scheduled to be released later this year (2013).