7 thoughts on “Linda Ronstadt”

  1. Smith’s Spotify list is almost exactly what I would have put down, though I would have included “Blue Bayou.”

    I always loved her voice, and her later work was indeed wonderful. Interestingly, “Different Drum” was written and first performed by Michael Nesmith of “The Monkees” fame. His version of it is dreadful, but it does jolt one into realizing that it was a man’s song about a woman. That Ronstadt was able to belt it out so beautifully, and convincingly as a woman’s song, is just another tribute to her talent.

  2. Truly a great and varied talent whether in “Pirates of Penzance” with Kevin Kline or singing big band hits with Nelson Riddle.

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