Linda Ronstadt has once again gone public to talk about her battle with Parkinson’s Disease. The music legend first announced her was suffering from Parkinson’s three years ago.
Linda spoke in San Jose sharing stories of her career, music and relationships. She explained why her recording and performing days are over. “I can’t sing anymore. I can sing with my brain but I can’t sing, that’s just the way it is.
The 69-year old star was the biggest female artist of the 70s. At the start of the 70s her backing band formed their own band … Eagles. At her peak Ronstadt played outdoor stadium all over the world including Australia.
10 years ago she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. “If you have Parkinson’s Disease then you better have a sense of humour,” she said. “Somebody once described it as Mr Toad’s Wild Ride. You wake up in the morning and you’ve got this collection of symptoms and you don’t know what’s going to show up”.
Linda Ronstadt released her final album ‘Adieu False Heart’ in 2006.
In 1979 Linda performed outdoor shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
16 February 1979 Sydney Showground
24 February 1979 Melbourne Cricket Grounds
Linda Ronstadt – Vocals
Waddy Wachtel – Guitar, Background Vocals
Don Grolnick – Keyboards
Kenny Edwards – Bass, Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore – Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Russ Kunkel – Drums
Lose Again (from Hasten Down The Wind, 1976)
That’ll Be The Day (from Hasten Down The Wind, 1976)
Blue Bayou (from Simple Dreams, 1977)
When Will I Be In Loved (from Heart Like A Wheel, 1974)
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (from Heart Like A Wheel, 1974)
Willin’ (from Heart Like A Wheel, 1974)
Alison (from Living In The USA, 1978)
All That You Dream (from Living In The USA, 1978)
Love Me Tender (from Living In The USA, 1978)
Just One Look (from Living In The USA, 1978)
Desperado (from Don’t Cry Now, 1973)
Mohammed’s Radio (from Living In The USA, 1978)
It’s So Easy (from Simple Dreams, 1977)
Someone To Lay Down Beside Me (from Hasten Down The Wind, 1976)
My Blue Tears / Poor Poor Pitiful Me (from Get Closer, 1982/Simple Dreams, 1977)
Tumbling Dice (from Simple Dreams, 1977)
You’re No Good (from Heart Like A Wheel, 1974)
Sorrow Lives Here (from Simple Dreams, 1977)
Back In The U.S.A (from Living In The USA, 1978)
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