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    • Linda Ronstadt has dated Albert Brooks, J.D. Souther, and Steve Martin.

    • In 2000, Bernard Ortiz was arrested for stalking Linda Ronstadt.

    • Linda Ronstadt is part German, English, Dutch, and Mexican.

    • In 2005, Linda Ronstadt performed the song "When Will I Be Loved" in the movie Must Love Dogs.

    • In 2005, Linda Ronstadt performed the song "It's So Easy" in the movie Brokeback Mountain.

    • Linda Ronstadt's discography includes:

      Hand Sown ... Home Grown released in 1969
      Silk Purse released in 1970
      Linda Ronstadt released in 1972
      Don't Cry Now released in 1973
      Different Drum released in 1974
      Heart Like a Wheel released in 1974
      Prisoner in Disguise released in 1975
      Hasten Down the Wind released in 1976
      Greatest Hits released in 1976
      Simple Dreams released in 1977
      A Retrospective released in 1977
      Living in the U.S.A. released in 1978
      Mad Love released in 1980
      Greatest Hits, Volume 2 released in 1980
      Get Closer released in 1982
      What's New released in 1983
      Lush Life released in 1984
      For Sentimental Reasons released in 1986
      Round Midnight released in 1986
      Trio (with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris) released in 19987
      Canciones de Mi Padre released in 1987
      Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind released in 1989
      Mas Canciones released in 1991
      Frenesi released in 1992
      Winter Light released in 1993
      Feels Like Home released in 1995
      Dedicated to the One I Love released in 1996
      We Ran released in 1998
      Trio 2 (with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris) released in 1999
      Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions (with Emmylou Harris) released in 1999
      2000 A Merry Little Christmas released in 2000
      The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt released in 2002
      Hummin' to Myself released in 2004
      The Best of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years released in 2006
      Adieu False Heart (with Ann Savoy) released in 2006

    • Linda Ronstadt went to the University of Arizona in Tucson.

    • Linda Ronstadt suffers from Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland which has contributed to her weight gain over the years.

    • Linda was banned from television for a time in the 1970's because she refused to wear a bra while performing.

    • Linda's albums Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams, and Living in the USA all reached #1 on the Billboard charts.

    • First solo hit single was "Long Long Time" released in 1970.

    • Linda Ronstadt released two albums of children's music in 1980 and 1996.

    • Linda appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1977.

    • Linda appeared in the 1987 rock documentary film Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll.

    • Linda once made an album composed of songs from the big band era with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. The album's title was What's New.

    • LInda says that she frequently suffers from stage fright. Perhaps she's afraid that her entire audience might be composed of Christian Republicans.

    • Linda once did a concert for the inmates at Folsom Prison along with Johnny Cash and Roy Clark.

    • According to one 1978 tabloid report Linda was the reason for the break-up of the marriage of President Carter's son, Chip.

    • According to an interview in Rolling Stone magazine Linda battled severe depression in the late 1970's.

    • Linda has won 11 Grammy Awards.

    • Linda stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

    • Linda was ranked #21 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.

    • Linda was nominated for a Tony in 1981 for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Pirates of Penzance.

    • The Eagles were once Linda's backup band.

    • Linda denied she was escorted off the premises of the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas in 2004 after she praised extremist left wing propagandist Michael Moore on-stage.

    • Linda's brother, Peter, was once police chief of Tucson.

    • A none too kind critic once called Linda the quintessential California airhead.

    • Linda has said in the past that she doesn't really enjoy playing in Las Vegas.

    • Ronstadt admires extremist left wing propagandist Michael Moore.

    • In the late 80's, Linda recorded and released the album Trio in which she appears with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

    • Linda appeared in both the Broadway and movie versions of Pirates of Penzance.

    • Linda briefly attended the University of Arizona before embarking upon a musical career.

    • Linda currently resides in the Sweetwater section of Tucson.

    • Linda's highest selling album was her 1976 Greatest Hits compilation which has been certified seven times platinum.

    • Like many other single female celebrities, Linda has adopted two children.

    • Linda had a long relationship with director/producer George Lucas in the 1980's.

    • Linda dated then California governor Jerry Brown for several years in the late 1970's. He ended up dumping her for actress Cindy Williams.

    • Linda has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine six times.

    • Linda said in an interview that she doesn't like the fact that many Christians and Republicans might be part of her audience.

    • During the 1970's, Linda collected 8 gold and 4 platinum certifications for her albums.

    • Most of Linda's better known songs are covers of songs written by other artists.

    • Linda began her singing career with a group called The Stone Poneys.

  • Quotes

    • Linda Ronstadt: You have to erect a fence and say "OK, scale this."

    • Linda Ronstadt: We were raised with the idea that we had limitless chances and we got very shocked to learn that wasn't the case.

    • Linda Ronstadt: The constant fear of a performer is to become what is reflected back at you.

    • Linda Ronstadt: I don't think you can look for love. All you can do is get yourself in a situation where you don't discourage something that may be rather nice.

    • Linda Ronstadt: The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don't always dream your dream.

    • Linda Ronstadt: (about sex) I wish I had as much in bed as I get in the newspapers.

    • Linda Ronstadt: Being an entertainer, especially in times like these, is really a public service.