Linda Ronstadt

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadt’s first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizona’s State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name the Stone Poneys, the trio became popular among the city’s folk fraternity and had a US Top 20 hit with ‘Different Drum’. Ronstadt embarked on a solo career in 1968. Her early solo albums, Hand Sown... Home Grown and Silk Purse, signalled a move towards country-flavoured material, albeit of a more conservative nature. The singer’s third album marked a major turning point and featured a core of excellent musicians, including Don Henley, Glen Frey, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, who subsequently formed the Eagles. The content emphasized a contemporary approach, with songs by...

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