Linda Ronstadt - First Lady of Country Rock
One of the most honored female vocalists of the 20th century, Linda Ronstadt’s talents have spanned a variety of genres including, country, Latin, light opera, songbook standards, and of course rock and roll. Her most popular songs from a twenty-year period beginning as a teenager in 1965 included such hits as “Different Drum,” “When Will I Be Loved?” “Desperado," "You’re No Good,” “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” “It’s So Easy,” and “Blue Bayou.” Her contributions to the recording industry also included bringing Don Henley and Glenn Frey, the founding members of the Eagles, into prominence by having them perform in her band. Among her many honors was her election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy’s in 2016, and her Kennedy Center Honor inclusion in 2019.
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