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Linda Ronstadt
Ronstadt, in the summer of 1978, sings in concert dressed in a camisole top and pants with medium-length hair, clutching the microphone on a stand with both hands.
Ronstadt at the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, August 16, 1978
Background information
Birth name Linda Maria Ronstadt
Born July 15, 1946 (1946-07-15) (age 74)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actress, activist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1967–2011
Labels Capitol, Asylum, Verve, Rhino
Associated acts The Stone Poneys, Eagles, Joseph Byrd, Aaron Neville, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Swampwater, Emmylou Harris, Nelson Riddle, Jackson Browne

Linda Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American retired singer. She was born in Tucson, Arizona. She has won ten Grammy Awards and many other awards.

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at number 2, and "You're No Good" at number 1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single "Blue Bayou" reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much", peaked at number 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three number 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart.

Personal Life

Ronstadt has never married.

She has an adopted daughter and adopted son.

She has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Her autobiography was published in 2013.

In 2019, she will receive a joint star with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work as the group Trio.

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