Years ago when I was working at KPIX I booked Linda Ronstadt on a television show I produced. I remember that it was when the iPhone was less than a year old.
We were taping a “look-live” segment and her phone rang, she didn’t answer but asked if we should start over, we didn’t and it was all captured on tape and later aired.
I didn’t know much about her then except that she used to date Governor Moonbeam and she was singing traditional Mexican songs.
She was a great guest on and off camera and I remember wanting to be her friend. She was so open and welcoming, like regular folk and not a diva superstar.
Now more than a decade later I viewed “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice”.
Incredible doc, incredible voice, songwriter and woman.
So many genres, country, pop, rock, opera and more.
Born in 1946 her singing voice silenced since 2009 and she announced in 2013 the reason, Parkinson’s Disease.
We have more than 40 years of recordings by her solo and with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Glenn Fry, Aaron Neville and countless more.
Record breaking a living legend, one of the best-selling artist’s of all time.
Thank you Linda for sharing your voice and thanks to the producers for capturing it so beautifully in this doc.
And Linda, I am in the Bay Area too if you want to meet for coffee.