Linda Ronstadt Biography
Ronstadt began her career in the 1960s with the Stone Poneys, a folk-rock group. The group later broke up and Linda joined the country song field. Moreover, Linda is the first female singer to release an alt-country album. Moreover, she prepared the band that became America’s biggest promoting band, the Eagles in 1971.
Linda has become the first female rock celeb and the top-promoting woman vocalist. Additionally, she has become widely named The Queen of Rock and The Queen of Country Rock. She achieved superstardom during the 1970s and also promoted a variety of albums in the 1980s than she did in the 1970s.
Ronstadt has done collaborations with artists like Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. Moreover, she has released over 30 studio albums containing 38 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Ronstadt has received nominations for Tony Award and Golden Globe Award. In addition, she got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. Linda also scored the National Medal of Arts and Humanities on July 28, 2014.
Additionally, she has scored eleven Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Academy of Country Music awards. She has also earned one Emmy Award and an ALMA Award. Most of Linda’s albums had been licensed gold, platinum, or multi-platinum within the United States and internationally.
Ronstadt was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 1997, which was the cause of her gaining weight. In December 2012, Linda was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease which she later revealed in August 2013. The disease caused the loss of muscle control in Linda which made her stop singing.
Linda Ronstadt Age
How old is Linda Ronstadt? Linda is 76 years old as of 2022. She was born Linda Maria Ronstadt on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona, the United States of America. In addition, Linda celebrates her birthday on July 15th every year.
Linda Ronstadt Height | Weight
Ronstadt stands at a height of 5’3″ (1.60m) and weighs 58 kg.
Linda Ronstadt Family | Siblings
Ronstadt was born to Gilbert Ronstadt, father, and Ruth Mary Copeman Ronstadt, mother. Additionally, Linda’s father was born in 1911 and passed away in 1995. Her mother was born in 1914 and passed away in 1982. Her father was a wealthy machinery dealer who used to operate the F. Ronstadt Co. and his wife Ruth Mary Ronstadt was a homemaker.
Ronstadt has siblings and is the third born out of the four children of Gilbert and Ruth grew up on the family’s 10-acre farm. Her siblings include Michael J., Gretchen, and Peter. Her brother Peter served as Tucson’s Chief of Police for ten years from 1981 to 1991. In addition, Ronstadt’s family was featured in Family Circle magazine in 1953.
Linda Ronstadt Husband
Is Linda married? Ronstadt has never been married. She has been in a relationship with Jerry Brown, the former Governor of California and Democratic presidential candidate. Ronstadt has also been in a relationship with Jim Carrey, a comedian in the 1980s for about eight months. Afterward, Linda got engaged to George Lucas, a Star Wars director.
Ronstadt is a single mother of two adopted children. She adopted an infant girl named Mary Clementine Ronstadt in December 1990. Moreover, she adopted an infant boy named Carlos Ronstadt in 1994.
Linda Ronstadt Net Worth
Ronstadt is currently estimated at a net worth of $130 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
Linda Ronstadt Songs
- Different Drum
- That’ll Be the Day
- How Do I Make You
- The Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line
- Don’t Know Much
- Someone to Watch Over Me
- To Know Him Is to Love Him
- Tumbling Dice
- Silver Threads & Golden Needles
- Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
- Blue Bayou
- Long Long Time
- You’re No Good