AUDIO: Linda Ronstadt (1976)
John Tobler, Rock's Backpages Audio, Fall 1976
Ms Ronstadt talks about being brought up surrounded by music; moving from Tucson to Los Angeles and forming the Stone Poneys; the hit she didn't like, 'Different Drum'; her struggles with managers and producers making her first solo albums; meeting the future Eagles at the Troubadour; the move from Capitol to Asylum; getting together with producer Peter Asher (who pipes up in the background!) and strongly identifying with fellow women singers like Emmylou, Dolly and Bonnie Raitt.
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