Linda Ronstadt talks about her career in like 1975....

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  1. getbent

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    the conversation wanders, but it is pretty interesting to hear her thoughts and how 'normal' she is...
     
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    And that's what i love about her...down to earth and easy to relate to...

    Kinda like the start here where she fumbles around then opens her mouth and the clouds part and the sun comes out and there's an angel singing...



    BTW, Linda calls Don Henley shy? That's hard to wrap my mind around.
     
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    the few times I was ever around dh he was extremely quiet and shy. confident, yes. but quiet and not the 'life of the party' and also not a dick at all... very nice and fun and kind to a kid... I think people get deep into their identification and commitment to what they really want (think Steve Jobs) and they are so focused on it..... and cannot bear to be blocked or impeded or... any of that...

    I kind of identify with that... in my work over the years, that focus and adherence to vision can be demanding when other folks are not as driven or purposed.
     
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    I really enjoyed Linda Ronstadt’s memoir Simple Dreams. She comes off as a sensible person, devoted to her career, but not ridiculously self-absorbed or narcissistic. She seems to have managed to gain and maintain control of her career to a degree rarely seen in her contemporaries.

    I especially admire her willingness to shift from rock and pop to musical theatre and the Nelson Riddle albums of standards. After being on the top of the heap, she was humble enough to learn new disciplines in singing and acting, with astonishingly good results.
     
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    So, like Don Henley, you're not actually a dick at all? :D

    Sorry. The shot was there. I had to take it. It's the hockey rule of comedy.
     
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    I enjoyed that. She was so adorable in the interview.
    I was a big fan in the day.
     
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    Whenever anybody mentions that era, in that town...I just get jealous as hell!

    I'd have given anything to see acts in the Whiskey and The Troubadour.
     
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    She always comes off as being just a nice, down to earth, down-home girl. She's clearly a full grown woman here but there's something really girlish about her and I mean that in only the nicest way, with waaaaay less than no lack of respect. I heard an interview with her done sometime in the last couple of years, since she's been dealing with Parkinson's and lost her ability to sing. And she's obviously a nearly 70 year old woman (probably is 70 by now), and she's got some wear and tear and has seen about everything, but she still comes off as the same friendly, basically sweet parson. Although one who's obviously had a massive career, dated movie stars and politicians, etc, etc, etc. So her perspective and sense of self-confidence is very different, but her personality doesn't seem much different at all. Similarly self-deprecating, doesn't take herself too seriously, easy to laugh.

    Some people who achieve what she has did it through sheer ambition and force of personality and can be real a-holes along the way. I might have thought that of Henley - I definitely thought it of Frey. Although I'm sure he could also be a nice and charming guy. Linda seems like she was waaaaaay more talented than ambitious, but SOOOO talented she didn't have to be cut-throat, although I'm sure others were very cut-throat on her behalf at times.

    I grew up in the same neighborhood she did, went to the same high school, was good friends with a couple of her younger (second or third) cousins. I'm about 10-11 years younger and way behind her in school. And EXCEPT for the fact that she was a wildly successful and famous star at this point, she still sounds just like a lot of girls I grew up with in the same basic place. But I'm sure just about anyone who grew up anywhere in the US, (or at least anywhere that doesn't have a really strong regional accent) would think she sounds pretty familiar also. Because she's just, as the OP said, really "normal", and nice. That still goes a long way...

    -Ray
     
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    accepted.... keep your head on a swivel.
     
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    A wonderful era to have lived through. I thought more of the world, and myself back then. Then we both got old, now even Linda has got a dose of it. What a woman, what a voice!
     
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    She let herself show, a sensitive person for the times. Voice like an angel.
     
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    It's probably a good bet that the album she was alluding to at the end was "Heart Like a Wheel". (Although "Don't Cry Now" was released a year earlier)

    "I go through periods of hating it and loving it."

    Number 1 on the Billboard charts, Grammy for the best female vocal performance.

    One of the greatest albums of all time. Period.

    CP.
     
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    I’m eternally grateful I got to see and hear her, circa 1980.
    She and her band were astoundingly tight.
    I’ll never forget!
     
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    She really reminds me of a girlfriend I had in the late '70's......she makes me feel things!! LR is a very attractive woman and a beautiful singer.
     
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    "She always comes off as being just a nice, down to earth, down-home girl."

    She still is.

     
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    I think that was the more recent interview I was referring to. As with most of us, in 45-ish years, she’s changed completely, but also not at all...
     
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    The yet to be wife of mine sat next to me center stage at a front row table at the Troubadour around 1969 and we saw Linda. Loved it. Her voice was amazing and you could not take your eyes off her for a moment. What a great venue.
     
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    I've posted the live clip a few times here over the years so I won't post it again, but she makes Tumbling Dice her own
     
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    I saw her sing Tumbling Dice with the Stones during their Some Girls tour in the summer of ‘78. They somehow came to Tucson on that tour and she played there a LOT in her prime and it actually would have been kind of surprising if she hadn’t shown up with them somehow. That tune was kind of THEIR own too!

    -Ray
     
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