The book shown to the left, an unauthorized biography of Linda Ronstadt, has been available for several years.
A new 2019 paperback edition of this book is now available. This updated version has additional and revised text and scores of news color photographs, with a new introduction by Martha Reeves. It is also available as a Kindle e-book.
It is available from Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, and other sellers.
You may contact the author, Mark Watson, for more information.
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
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
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 also been released in paperback. An audiobook editon will be made available December 15, 2020.
A TV program from the past featuring Linda Ronstadt
is now available on DVD. Originally produced for PBS's Great Performances Series,
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
currently out of print. A few copies remain for sale at Barnes and Noble
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.
Linda Ronstadt poses with dancers from Los Cenzontles. June 2, 2008
Photo by Los Cenzontles.
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Linda Ronstadt sings with David Hidalgo
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