Linda Rondstadt – Photo of the Week
Linda Rondstadt. To begin with, Gijsbert Hanekroot captures Rondstadt while she’s performing in Amsterdam in 1976 during the prime of her career. Furthermore, Linda Ronstadt begins performing with the Stone Poneys in the 1960s before finding success as a solo artist.
Her breakout 1974 album, Heart Like a Wheel, earns her the first of 12 Grammy Awards. The singer is celebrated for her ability to adapt to a diverse range of styles. Being able to deliver albums that features country, rock, jazz and Spanish-language classics.
By the end of the 1960s, Ronstadt had become a solo act. She puts out several albums with a series of backing bands, one of them the nucleus of the group that would become the Eagles. Her early efforts were not particularly successful, though she earns a Grammy Award nomination in 1971 for the ballad “Long, Long Time.”
Following a stronger reception for her 1973 album Don’t Cry Now, Ronstadt finally hit it big with Heart Like a Wheel (1974). In addition to the hits “You’re No Good” and “When Will I Be Loved,” the album features a cover of Hank Williams’s “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You),” which earns the singer the first of her 12 Grammy Awards. Don’t Cry Now would eventually be certified double platinum.
In 2013, Ronstadt reveals that she could no longer sing because of the effects of Parkinson’s disease. She also publishes her memoir Simple Dreams that year.
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