Linda Ronstadt Biography
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt is a retired American singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres like rock, country, light opera, and Latin.
A documentary based on her memoirs, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, was released in 2019.
Linda Ronstadt Age
Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S. She is 75 years old as of 2021.
Linda Ronstadt Height and Weight
Ronstadt stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.58 m). She weighs 59 kilograms.
Linda Ronstadt Family
Ronstadt is the daughter of Gilbert Ronstadt and Ruth Mary Ronstadt. She is the third born of four children.
Linda’s father was born in 1911 and died in 1995, while her mother was born in 1914 and died in 1982. Linda’s father was a wealthy machinery dealer who operated the F. Ronstadt Co., and her mother was a homemaker.
Linda Ronstadt Husband
Ronstadt is not married. She was, however, in a relationship with the former Governor of California Jerry Brown, and Democratic presidential candidate in the 1970s.
She was also in a relationship with comedian Jim Carrey for about 8 months and was also engaged to Star Wars director George Lucas.
Linda Ronstadt Children
Ronstadt has two children both of whom were adopted. She adopted her daughter, Mary Clementine, as an infant in 1990. Later in 1994, she adopted a baby boy, Carlos Ronstadt.
Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
Ronstadt and Aaron Neville did a cover of Don’t know much in 1989. The original version of the song was recorded by Barry Mann in 1980.
Linda and Aaron’s version of this song became a worldwide success, topping the Irish Singles Chart and reaching the top 10 in several territories.
Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice
The Sound of My Voice is a 2019 documentary film about Linda. The film covers Ronstadt’s life and career from childhood to the present day. In the documentary, she describes how she grew up in Tucson, Arizona, singing Mexican Canciones with her family.
The film also covers the topic of her rise as the “queen of country-rock” in the 1970s as well as her advocacy for women in the male-dominated music industry.
Linda Ronstadt Health
Ronstadt has shared that she has Parkinson’s disease and it was the reason she had to stop singing. In an interview, Linda said; “So I didn’t know why I couldn’t sing — all I knew was that it was muscular, or mechanical.
“Then, when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I was finally given the reason. I now understand that no one can sing with Parkinson’s disease. No matter how hard you try.”
Linda Ronstadt Net Worth
Ronstadt has an estimated net worth of around $40 million.
Linda Ronstadt Awards
Ronstadt is a recipient of 10 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014.
Ronstadt was among the five honorees on December 8, 2019, who received the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements at the annual event.
Linda Ronstadt Songs
- Blue Bayou
- You’re No Goo
- Don’t Know Much
- When Will I Be Loved
- Long Long Time
- Poor Poor Pitiful Me
- Somewhere Out There
- It’s So Easy
- Tracks of My Tears
- Just One Look
- Ooo Baby Baby
- Tumbling Dice
Linda Ronstadt Albums
- Hand Sown … Home Grown
- Silk Purse
- Linda Ronstadt
- Don’t Cry Now
- Heart Like a Wheel
- Prisoner in Disguise
- Hasten Down the Wind
- Simple Dreams
- Living in the USA
- Mad Love
- Get Closer
- What’s New
- Lush Life
- For Sentimental Reasons
- Canciones de Mi Padre
- Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind
- Mas Canciones
- Winter Light
- Feels Like Home
- Dedicated to the One I Love
- We Ran
- A Merry Little Christmas
- Hummin’ to Myself