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On August 21, a new 2-CD collection of Linda Ronstadt featuring 30 of her best performances (re-mastered) was released. To order this collection online, visit CDUniverse.

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Linda will appear in at Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge. This is a speaking engagement entitled Linda Ronstadt: In Conversation with Dan Guerrero. For ticket information, visit their website: Valley Performing Arts Center

ICON RADIO is featuring a new interview with Linda Ronstadt. Host Roman Guzman with Special Guest host John Boylan talk to Linda Ronstadt, discussing her early hit years and the songs that comprise her "greatest hits." There are several different options for listening to this interview:

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    In addition to Linda's autobiography, another recent bio of Linda Ronstadt is available. The book covers Linda's life up until the present time. This book, Linda Ronstadt- Rock's First Female Superstar,can be ordered from Barnes and Noble or from Price is $16.99, and a paperback edition will be coming in the future.

    On July 28, 2014,9:13 PM 6/18/2015 Linda Ronstadt was honored with the National Medal of Arts, presented to her by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House. More information may be found here: New York Times article

    A collection of Linda Ronstadt duets was released on April 8, 2014. For full details of this release or to order this album, click here.

    On February 10, 2013, Linda Ronstadt discussed the power of music and other topics at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. To listen to or download this one-hour program, click on this Grace Cathedral link.

    Linda Ronstadt's classic album Heart Like a Wheel is among 25 recordings selected for long-term preservation in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. You can read more about this in this article from the Los Angeles Times.

    A new, remastered version of the album Heart Like a Wheel is now available. The album has been remastered by Linda's long-time collaborator John Boylan in an artistic tri-fold package. Two bonus cuts are added to the album, mono versions of the hit singles You're No Good and When Will I Be Loved, originally mastered for AM radio. This album is available now from CD Universe.

    Linda Ronstadt's memoir, titled Simple Dreams, was released on September 17, 2013. The book is available in hardcover format in English and in a Spanish language trade paperback. The book has recently been released in paperback.

    A TV program from the past featuring Linda Ronstadt is now available on DVD for the first time. Originally produced for PBS's Great Performances Series, La Pastorela is a musical retelling of the shepherd's journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. We see the tale through the eyes of a modern young girl, the oldest child in a large rural Tex-Mex family. During a surrealistic dream, which brings to mind "The Wizard of Oz," the young chicana makes a fantastical journey with the shepherds and along the way witnesses the triumph of God's Angels over Satan's diablo's. This DVD was released November 6, 2012 and is available now from CD Universe.

    Linda Ronstadt was honored with the Lifetime Achivement Award from the Latin Recording Academy. The award was presented November 9, 2011 at a special ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. According to their press release:

    Ten-time GRAMMY winner Linda Ronstadt is one of the '70s most popular interpretive singers and has released more than 30 solo albums, 15 compilations and greatest hits albums, with several reaching certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum status. Released in 1987, her first all-Spanish album, Canciones De Mi Padre, stands as the best-selling non-English-language album in U.S. music history. Nicknamed the Queen of Rock, Ronstadt has recorded in several genres such as jazz, R&B, gospel, opera, country, choral, tropical, and mariachi. Additionally,she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Rosemary Clooney, Billy Eckstine, Philip Glass, Flaco Jiménez, the Chieftains, and Dolly Parton. She currently devotes time to her family and continues to support many Hispanic social causes.

    The movie version of Linda Ronstadt's Broadway debut in Pirates of Penzance is now available on DVD. This is the widescreen motion picture version (see image to the right), not to be confused with the crudely filmed, though entertaining, stage version which is also available on DVD. This movie is available now from CD Universe by clicking on the image to the right. When you purchase through this website, all webpage earnings will go to benefit Grassroots Acoustica (see information below). Thanks to your purchases through this website, $1296.90 has been donated to Grassroots Acoustica.


    Maria Linda Ronstadt was born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona. No other vocalist has had a more diversified career than Linda Ronstadt. 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.

    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's success extended into the '90s as well, starting off with a Grammy win for Don't Know Much and ending the decade with a Grammy nomination for Western Wall and a win with Trio II. Other Grammy-winning projects during the 1990s included another album of Mexican canciones, an album of Latin music, and a best-selling album of rock classics redone as lullabies. During this same time, she produced some of the best pop/rock music of her career with Winter Light, Feels Like Home, and her last rock album We Ran. Linda began the new millennium with her first Christmas album, A Merry Little Christmas. This was followed by an album of classic jazz standards, Hummin' to Myself.    Linda's final album release was Adieu False Heart, an album of duets with Cajun artist Ann Savoy.


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    Linda Ronstadt's Top Pop Albums
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    Cash Box Magazine Top Ronstadt Chart Hits
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    Linda Ronstadt and Funding for the Arts
    Linda Ronstadt's Honorary Doctorate Degree
    ALMA Awards- Trailblazer Award


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    Southern FM 88.3 interview (Australia)
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    German Linda Ronstadt Website
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    Linda's Charted Hits by Year
    Buy Linda Ronstadt Albums & Videos
    Interview by Debbie Kruger
    Yahoo Linda Ronstadt fan group Links Page
    The Official Verve Website
    Linda Ronstadt Guest Vocal Appearances
    Tucson's Ronstadt Family History
    Lloyd Copeman (Linda's Grandfather)
    I Was Spanked By Linda Ronstadt
    Working with Linda Ronstadt
    The Pirates of Penzance
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    Five CD albums - 5 disc set - NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN

    Five platinum and multi-platinum Linda Ronstadt albums from the '70s and '80s have been combined into one package for an extremely attractive price. These CDs are packaged in thin cardboard sleeves that look like mini-LPs. If these classics are missing from your collection, here is a chance to grab them all at one time. Ignore the review-- there is no problem with the sound quality of this re-issue. Albums included are:
  • Prisoner in Disguise
  • Simple Dreams
  • Living in the USA
  • Mad Love
  • Cry Like a Rainstorm Howl Like the Wind

    You can check out the details at CD Universe.


    Linda Ronstadt poses with dancers from Los Cenzontles.  June 2, 2008
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    Linda Ronstadt sings with David Hidalgo
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    Linda Ronstadt at Mariachi Festival


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