Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Linda Ronstadt!

She turned 63 today.
I'm not a huge fan of Linda, but of course I have to respect her for pretty much starting the Eagles! :)

Here she is in 1974, with the Eagles, singing their lovely "Desperado":

If it seems like I'm posting short posts, it's because summer school started last week and it's basically taking over my life. I'm enjoying my classes (an English class and a history class), but there's so much to do in only 5 weeks! Yikes.
I'm trying to get to everybody's blogs though! Thanks for hanging in there.


Whizkid said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! The true Queen of Rock and Roll. She's won 11 Grammys, nominated for another 19, won an Emmy, nominated for a Tony. Probably made more money than any woman in rock.

Love her music, but what is most impressive to me is the musicians that have collaborated with her. A true "Who's Who" of rock, country, jazz, pop...The Eagles, J.D. Souther, Neil Young, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Andrew Gold, Dolly Parton, Emilou Harris, Lowell George, Tom Petty, etc., etc.

She's a true gift to music (but I don't care much for her politics). Classic Rock, you really should listen to some of her earlier stuff from the early 70's: Silk Purse, Don't Cry Now, Heart Like A Wheel. I think you'll really like it.

Oh, BTW, good luck with your summer classes!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Whizkid couldn't have said it better. The company she kept in southern California in the 70s--magic! BTW, if you want a juicy read about that scene, pick up Crystal Zevon's "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," a memoir of her life with Warren. Fascinating!

I bought the Silk Purse album when I was in high school, and I LOVE her version of Warren Zevon's "Hasten Down the Wind." Thanks for honoring Linda today, and you chose a great photo.

The nice thing about summer school is it goes by fast. Great time to take those requred classes you're not really into.

Fantastic blog, sweetie! I'm so proud of you--like you were my own kid.

Malcolm said...

I used to dog Linda because I felt she did too many covers. Over the last few years, I have started to appreciate her versatility. She can sing just about anything: rock, pop, country, new wave, show tunes, etc.

When the subject of artists who belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes up, I hardly hear people mention Linda Ronstadt. However, she is more than deserving of induction.

ArMas said...

love the eagles..anywyez, could you feature Chicago? i love their songs..

keep it up dude

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