Linda is among the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts.
Linda threw a little political shade as well, at the center’s annual State Department dinner on Saturday night.
“When I heard The Byrds doing folk rock, I thought that was what I wanted to do”
So what drew you to folk rock in the sixties?
“I loved popular folk music like Peter, Paul and Mary. I loved the real traditional stuff, like the Carter family. I loved Bob Dylan. And I tried to copy what I could. When I heard the Byrds doing folk rock, I thought that was what I wanted to do.”
A voice from the past
“The great thing about having a hit is that means people like you,” Ronstadt told the audience.
“But the bad thing about it is, it means you have to sing that song over and over and over again, night after and night after night, ’til it starts sounding like your washing machine.” Full article
Linda discusses her finest workLinda Ronstadt on her best albums: “I’ve got a huge jukebox in my brain”
Linda talks about the Heart Like A Wheel album from 1974 with new producer Peter Asher as well as dealing with the paparazzi. She also discusses Simple Dreams and various other albums.