Linda Marie Ronstadt was born in Tucson, Arizona on July 15, 1946. Raised on the family ranch, as a teenager Linda with her brother and sister began performing a local venues, calling themselves The New Union Ramblers.
At seventeen she moved to Los Angeles where she would become lead singer of the folk rock group The Stone Poneys, who would first hit with “Different Drum” in 1967. As a solo artist, Linda Ronstadt topped the Hit Parade in 1974 with “You’re No Good.” The following year “When Will I Be Loved” earned her another gold record with “Heat Wave” also selling a million in 1975.
Still two more top five hits, “Blue Bayou” and “It’s So Easy” in 1977 with “Ooh Baby Baby” another gold single in 1978. “How Do I Make You” and “Hurt So Bad” followed in 1980.
Among Linda’s other single successes are, “Long Long Time,” “Tracks of My Tears,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Back In The U.S.A.” and teaming with James Ingram, “Somewhere Out There” and “Don’t Know Much.”
Selling in excess of one hundred million albums and setting records as one of the top-grossing concert performers for a decade, Linda Ronstadt is the most successful female rock singer of the 70’s, earning her multiple Grammy Awards and an Emmy.
Recently Linda has reportedly moved from San Francisco, returning to Tucson.
Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.