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2014 Rock Hall Induction Profile: Linda Ronstadt

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She didn't write the songs, but she sang them in a way that was unmistakably her own.

Linda Ronstadt was not only instrumental in paving the road for future female rock (and country) singers, but proved a rock singer doesn't have to be one dimensional. Her later releases of Mexican standards, American standards and even opera showcased her incredibly diverse palate at a time where she was riding high on the rock music charts.

Unfortunately, the public will no longer get to see Ronstadt perform live.

In an interview on AXS network with Dan Rather, she opens up about her battle with Parkinson's Disease. At 67, Ronstandt says the disease has impaired her ability to sing while also taking a toll on her physical well being---making an appearance at the Rock Hall Induction Ceremony this April in Brooklyn highly unlikely.

Ronstadt is among this year's Rock Hall inductees after being nominated for the first time since she became eligible 20 years ago.

While promoting their latest tour and documentary film "History of the Eagles", Don Henley and Glenn Frey discussed the impact (video) Linda Ronstadt had on their own careers as well as why her Rock Hall induction is long overdue.

Ronstadt has also written a book about her life titled "Simple Dreams".


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