Click on the artist(s) name to check out their "artist Essential"

Elton John
Janis Joplin
Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Starship
Jethro Tull
More Links

Linda Ronstadt

Arizona native Ronstadt has enjoyed a successful multi-genre career since heading to L.A. with a friend and starting the Stone Poneys. During the '60s, that group had several modestly successful folk-rock albums and one hit single, "Different Drum," penned by Monkee and White-Out heir Mike Nesmith. From there, initially backed by musicians who would go on to become The Eagles, Ronstadt became a multi-platinum interpreter of work by various singer/songwriters, ranging from The Eagles' Henley and Frey to Jagger-Richards, Warren Zevon, and Elvis Costello. When momentum started to wane in the early '80s, she made several cross-genre leaps, to generally good reception: first, an appearance in a Broadway production, and later a movie, of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," and a series of albums with orchestra conductor Nelson Riddle featuring pre-rock pop standards. Shortly thereafter she returned to her Latin roots with the hit album Canciones de mi Padre, and recorded a country album with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. She continues to work in various styles and makes occasional appearances; an enhanced version of What's New?, her first release with Riddle, was issued in 2002.

Written by: Mary Eisenhart

Wolfgang's Vault Information

Advisory Board Login

Login to access chat and Drive Contests
Not a member? Sign up here.

Email Address:  
Login via
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
The Deep End
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
Rock 'n Roll Roots
Featuring the 60s and 70s (3hrs)
Sunday Night Star
Kenny Perez of Itasca (1hrs)
The Classics
Working Class Rockers (2hrs)
Monday, Sep 1, 2014
Ten @ 10
Ten @ 10 Replay
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014
Milestones in Rock
Ten @ 10
Back to School
One 45 @ 1:45
Electric Light Orchestra
Lost & Found
Long One @ 9
The Moody Blues
Ten @ 10 Replay
Back to School