In honour of her 71st birthday (July 15), we look back at some of Linda Ronstadt's career highlights.
Back in 2014, 20 years after she first became eligible, Linda Ronstadt was (finally) inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Notoriously uncomfortable with award shows, she'd declined comment on the honour in advance of the ceremony. But the mere presence of Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood and Glenn Frey—all on hand to perform as part of a tribute to her storied career and lasting influence—was proof enough that Ronstadt played an instrumental role in inspiring future generations of aspiring musicians.
She sang all kinds of music, from folk to country to pop rock to Mexican ranchera. Some have referred to her an "interpreter"—a talented performer with a beautiful voice who had a knack for covering songs and turning them into gold on the music charts.
So, where do we even start when it comes to summing up her decades-long career? How about right here, with these five stunning vocal performances.
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