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January 31, 2023

Stunning Photos of Linda Ronstadt on Stage in the 1970s

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, the Great American Songbook, and Latin.

Ronstadt became the first female “arena class” rock star after the release of chart-topping albums such as Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams, and Living in the USA. She set records as one of the top-grossing concert artists of the decade. Referred to as the “First Lady of Rock” and the “Queen of Rock”, Ronstadt was voted the Top Female Pop Singer of the 1970s.

She has released 24 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award. Many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United States and internationally. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014.

Take a look back at Ronstadt performing on stage in the seventies through these 17 stunning photos:


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