When I hear Linda Ronstadt on the radio, I recall her remarkable career.
The silencing of Linda Ronstadt, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog
All through the 1970’s, you could not leave your transistor radio on for long without hearing the distinctive voice of Linda Ronstadt. She emerged from her early time with The Stone Poneys from the mid 60’s as broke, from paying for much of their third and final album, but with a solo career emerging. Her cover of Mike Nesmith’s “Different Drum” became a hit and she was on her way.
After assembling a strong group of musicians and friends, she went ahead with both covers of songs from the 50’s and 60’s as well as some new songs. The combination brought her hit after hit and made her one of the best-selling female artists of all time. She posted 10 top ten songs and one of her hottest was a cover of the Little Anthony and the Imperials song, Hurt…
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