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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt Writing Memoir

By VintageVinylNews.com
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:16:53 +1000

The ‘First Lady Of Rock’ Linda Ronstadt has a memoir planned for release next year.

In the world of music memoirs, it would seem that Linda Ronstadt would have enough to put together a War & Peace size volume. Her career has included recordings in almost every genre of music, she has been on the arm of some of the most fascinating men of her time including Jerry Brown and George Lucas, and has lately become politically active.

She is the owner of ten Grammy Awards in the genres of pop, country, children's recordings, Mexican-American and Tropical Latin and has been nominated for works in rock and both traditional and contemporary folk.

Throw in two Academy of Country Music Awards, an Emmy, an ALMA and nominations for both a Golden Globe and a Tony and you have a wide ranging life that certainly has stories that need to be told.

On Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced that Ronstadt will pen her memoirs in the book to be titled Heart Like a Wheel. The publisher said "Few singers have been as wide-ranging or distinctive in their artistry."

It should be fascinating to hear how Ronstadt moved from country-rock to Gilbert & Sullivan (her role in the Broadway production and movie of The Pirates of Penzance), pop standards (her three albums with Nelson Riddle) and her work saluting her Latin heritage.

Plans are for a 2013 release.

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