Despite losing her ability to sing to Parkinson’s disease, multi-Grammy award winner Linda Ronstadt isn’t being silenced by her condition. Paul Magers reports.

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired popular music singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin.


Linda Ronstadt Awards …

11 Grammy Awards,

3 American Music Awards,

2 Academy of Country Music awards,

1 Emmy Award,

1 ALMA Award

Many of Linda Ronstadt’s albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in the United States and internationally. Ronstadt has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was awarded the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by The Latin Recording Academy in 2011 and also awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy in 2016. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities on July 28, 2014.

Best quote on YouTube about Linda Ronstadt …

She could sing the phone book and still sound better than any singers today.

— Rob Saunders

 WORK … 

Released over 30 studio albums

Released 15 compilation or greatest hits albums


38 Billboard Hot 100 singles,

21 Billboard Hot 100 singles reaching the top 40,

10 Billboard Hot 100 singles in the top 10,

3 Billboard Hot 100 singles reaching the top at #2

1 Billboard Hot 100 singles #1 (“You’re No Good”).

Linda Ronstadt – “It’s So Easy” (Official Music Video)

Linda Ronstadt – “Tracks Of My Tears” (Official Music Video).


The Stone Poneys
Joseph Byrd
Aaron Neville
Dolly Parton
Neil Young, Swampwater
Emmylou Harris
Nelson Riddle
Jackson Browne

Famous backing band included Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner, who went on to form the Eagles.

Andrew Gold (Lonely Boy and Thank You for Being a Friend) was a guitarist for Linda Rondstadt.

After completing her last live concert in late 2009, Ronstadt retired in 2011. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.