Asher attributed the long-term success of his working relationship with Ronstadt to the fact that he was the first person to manage and ... Linda Ronstadt possessed one of the great voices of her generation, but the singer says listening to her early work only makes her cringe.
"It's a grown-up record, and I had to get a certain amount of emotional experience and musical security in order to do something that's this spare and open." less"I couldn't have made this record 20 years ago," says Linda Ronstadt of Hummin' to Myself, her 33rd album and Verve Records debut.
"It's a grown-up record, and I had to get a certain amount of emotional ...
You know, Is this guy really cool, is he thoughtful, has he shown me strength of character, do I love him?
There is a part of you that always stays connected to that person and it changes you.
more"I couldn't have made this record 20 years ago," says Linda Ronstadt of Hummin' to Myself, her 33rd album and Verve Records debut.
more Linda Ronstadt had celebrated her 60th birthday three days earlier -- going to see "Pirates of the Caribbean" with her teenage son and having the girlfriends over later that night -- and flowers are still everywhere in the sunny upstairs Laurel Heights duplex where she has lived since moving back to San Francisco last fall.
Maybe at 66 she is ready for a life partner or close friend type of relationship but everything would have to be on her terms and I am not sure most potential males would go for that.
Early on enjoying each others bodies may have become the rule or reason to date but for marrying she would need a man with an equal or better income, status, etc.
Packing one of the pre-eminent voices in pop — after fueling Los Angeles' 1970s country-rock sound, she went on to embrace Broadway musicals, the American songbook and Mexican standards — the Tucson native is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 10 at New York's Barclays Center along with Cat Stevens, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates and Kiss.
As if to mark the occasion, Linda Ronstadt Duets bows Tuesday, featuring previously released musical liaisons with Frank Sinatra (Moonlight in Vermont) and Aaron Neville (All My Life).
Ronstadt will not, however, make it to the induction ceremony.