Linda Ronstadt bio, Songs, Now, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

March 14, 2019Linda Ronstadt bio, Songs, Now, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

Who is Linda Ronstadt?

Linda Ronstadt, born Linda Maria Ronstadt, is a popular singer of American music and country music. She was born to Gilbert Ronstadt and Ruth Mary Ronstadt on July 15, 1946, in Tucson,  Arizona.

In the Early life of Linda Ronstadt

 Linda Ronstadt in her early age

Fig: Linda Ronstadt in her early age

Linda Maria Ronstadt was born in 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, daughter of Gilbert Ronstadt (1911–1995), a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co. and a homemaker, Ruth Mary (Copeman) Ronstadt (1914–1982). Ronstadt was raised on the 10-acre (4.0 ha) family ranch with her siblings Peter (who served ten years as Tucson's Chief of Police, 1981–1991), Michael J., and Gretchen (Suzy). The family was featured in the magazine Family Circle in 1953. Linda's father came from a pioneering ranching family in Arizona and was of German, English, and Mexican ancestry. The influence of the family on and contributions to the history of Arizona, including wagon making, commerce, pharmacies, and music, is chronicled in the University of Arizona library and later in the 1840s Linda Ronstadt's great-grandfather, graduate engineer Friedrich August Ronstadt (who went to Federico Augusto Ronstadt) emigrated from Hanover, Germany to the Southwest (then part of Mexico) and married a Mexican citizen, eventually settling in Tucson.

On March 16, 1991, the City of Tucson opened its central transit terminal and dedicated it to Linda's grandfather, Federico José María Ronstadt, a local pioneer businessman; he was a car maker whose early contribution to the city's mobility included six mule-drawn streetcars delivered in 1903–04. Her mother, Ruth Mary, of German, English and Dutch ancestry, grew up in Flint, Michigan. She was Lloyd Groff Copeman's daughter, a prolific inventor, and holder of many patents. About 700 patents to his name, Copeman invented an early form of the toaster, the many refrigerators the first electric stove, devices, the grease gun and an early form of the microwave oven. His flexible rubber ice tray earned him millions of dollars in royalties.

In the Career and songs of Linda Ronstadt

 Linda Ronstadt as a singer

Fig: Linda Ronstadt as a singer

She began her career in the mid-1960s with the Stone Poneys folk-rock group. Linda entered the country music field after the break-up of the Stone Poneys. With the release of Hand Sown... Home Grown in 1969, Linda became the first female singer to release an alt-country album. In 1971, she put together the band that would become America's largest selling band, the Eagles. In the mid-1970s, Linda achieved her greatest commercial success she became the first female rock superstar and the top-selling female vocalist for that decade. She became widely known as The Queen of Rock and The Queen of Country Rock, during this period. Linda went on to sell an even greater number of albums in the ’80s than she did in the ’70s. Her long string of platinum albums continued with several varied projects throughout the 1980s. These included three standard albums with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, a mariachi standard album, and a trio project with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. She ended the decade with a return to popular Ronstadt collaborating with artists of various genres, including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Emmylou Harris, Warren Zevon, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Nelson Riddle.

How much is the net worth of Linda Ronstadt?

Living a lavish life is one of the renowned and influential singers as well as actress Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt earns an amazing amount of money from her multiple careers. By allocating information from several sources as of 2019, it is found that Ronstadt's current estimated net worth is around $130 million. Ronstadt sold her Tucson house for $1 million in 2016. She bought the 4,100-square-foot house with 3.5 bathrooms, kitchen and guest cottage for $467,000 in late 1994. Ronstadt and her children currently reside in her San Francisco, California house, which she bought for $1,990,000 in 2009. The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a half, and includes 2 wood - burning fireplaces, wine closet, as well as a self - contained guest cottage. With worth around $ 39,050, she also owned a 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa car.

In the Personal life of Linda Ronstadt

 Linda Ronstad with her Ex Jerry Brown

Fig: Linda Ronstad with her Ex Jerry Brown

Ronstadt, the 72-year-old renowned personality, is not yet married. She dated a lot of guys in the past, though. Previously dated Ronstadt, then-Governor of California, a mid-1970s Democratic presidential candidate Jerry Brown. The couple was also featured on the covers of several popular Newsweek, Us Weekly, and People magazines. The duo later separated, however, but they did not mention the reason for their separation. Similarly, Ronstadt also dated Star Wars director George Lucas. The couple was even engaged in the mid-1980s, but they were unable to continue their relationship and later separated. Furthermore, in 1983, Ronstadt dated comedian Jim Carrey for eight months.

In addition, Ronstadt also dated Aaron Neville from 1989-1992, Jerry Brown from 1979, Mick Jagger from 1977-1978, Albert Brooks from 1974-1976, Steve Martin from 1972, JD Souther from 1972-1974, John Boylan from 1971 and Bill Murray. She was also once encountered with Robert Plant. Including them all, Ronstadt was in a total of eleven relationships. Ronstadt adopted her first child, a daughter, Mary Clementine, later, in December 1990 and 4 year later, she adopted her second child, a son Carlos Ronstadt in 1994. Currently, she is living with her children in Tucson.

Facts about Linda Ronstadt

She has received two Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, 11 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA  Award, and many of her albums have been certified as gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in the U.S. and internationally. She also won nominations for the Tony Award and the Golden Globe Award. In April 2014, She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was awarded the National Arts and Humanities Medal on July 28, 2014. Ronstadt retired in 2011 after finishing her last live concert in late 2009 and later in December 2012, She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which left her unable to sing.


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