Linda Ronstadt is a popular American singer whose versatility has led to her recording in a wide range of styles, and with an eclectic group of musicians, since she came to prominence in the early 70s. The first musical project of the Arizona-born musician saw her teaming up with her brother and sister in The Three Ronstadts. She got her first taste of success after moving to Los Angeles and playing in folk rockers The Stone Poneys, reaching the Top 20 charts with the single Different Drum. In the late 60s Ronstadt went solo, developing a country flavour and striking gold in hiring future members of The Eagles as her backing band. Her first big selling album was 1974’s Heart Like A Wheel, which included the number 1 hit You’re No Good. The next few years would see the singer recording sporadically, including three collaborative albums with Nelson Riddle. The 80s and 90s would see Ronstadt’s popularity continue to grow, duetting with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Aaron Neville, and recording countless highly acclaimed country, folk and pop albums.
Influenced By: Patsy Cline, Gram Parsons, Loretta Lynn, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Maria Callas, Hank Williams, Edith Piaf...