They decided to send her on the road to perform during shows by the Doors, Neil Young, and Jackson Brown to get some audience feedback and the crowd loved her voice and look. Country Rock and Folk Rock were starting to emerge in California so the record producer decided to send her that direction but he certainly didn’t predict how successful she’d become.
She won 11 Grammy’s, three American Music Awards, and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She dabbled in acting and won an Emmy and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award on Broadway. She produced 30 albums with pretty much everything going either Gold or Platinum but what’s even more amazing than this, she was asked to perform on 90 more albums for other artists. She by far has the record for being on the most albums. One of the main reasons everyone wanted her is that her harmonies were amazing. As if she hadn’t already done enough amazing things she wrote a book that made it to the New York Times Best Seller’s List. Speaking of best-selling, she’s one of the greatest selling artists of all time.
You might have already figured out who I’m writing about but if not, maybe this will help…she blew up the charts with her songs: “Blue Bayou” and “You’re No Good” among many others. Not only was she a phenomenal singer she’s also a down to earth person and is retired now and living on a ranch in Arizona. Unfortunately, she can no longer sing as she is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Of course the amazing woman that is featured in this post is none other than Linda Ronstadt.
By the way, you can thank her maternal grandfather, Lloyd Groff Copeman, for his help in inventing several things including the electric oven and microwave. You know that flexible ice cube tray that everyone in the house left empty in the freezer except for you? That was him too. He had over 700 patents during his lifetime.