The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Born On This Day

Linda Ronstadt- 1946

Linda was very integral during my formative years as an impressionable yute. I scooted many a boot across a West Texas dance floor wishing it was her in my arms.

 Sorry, Ladies...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Linda's voice was so gorgeous. Her radio hits, for all their popularity, are but small portion of the Ronstadt musical saga. She is a seminal figure in americana rock and roll. She seems to have stepped off the celebrity treadmill by choice and always seemed to celebrate music by singing with both strength and heartbreak instead of vanity as so many do nowadays. Just luv her so. Can't wait for her memoir in September.

The Donald said...

As John Kinsella said: "Is this Heaven?"

Wow, so much LR in one spot. One would ordinarily have to go to the Library of Congress - or my vinyl LP collection - to find this much aristry from the girl from Tucson. I think I've got everything she recorded in the '70s, some '80s (including the Nelson Riddle sessions), and some miscellany. Prisoner in Disguise, and Hasten Down the Wind are my unquestioned faves (title tracks featuring J.D. Souther, and Don Henley's harmony vocals, respectively).

Saw her @ DCC Arena with my GF a week after my 16th birthday: Leo Sayer opened, then Andrew Gold, and then Linda came on.

Robert "Waddy" Wachtel - he of the frizzy hair - on lead guitar, can be seen in the Offenbach clips. Responsible for much of Linda's '70s sound, he was later Stevie Nicks' musical director, and contributed to essentially all of her discography. Andrew Gold on rhythm and Kenny Edwards (formerly of the Stone Poneys) on bass, also in the clips, have left us in recent years (2011 & 2010).

Great memories!

RPM said...

I kinda got carried away, but which ones could I cut? It was too hard to choose so I used them all.