Linda Ronstadt Career and Net Worth
Linda Ronstadt Career and Net Worth, How many times has Linda Ronstadt been married? Find out more fascinating facts about the American Pop singer in this article.
Linda Ronstadt is an American pop singer. Linda has net worth of approximately $130 million as of this writing. Linda perhaps is known for her work spanning a wide array of genres- everything from light opera and country to rock and Latin music. Linda is the proud winner of 10 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, and an Emmy Award, among many others.
Linda Ronstadt Early Life
Linda Maria Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona. Linda is the third of four children. Her parents are Gilbert Ronstadt and Ruth Mary (née Copeman) Ronstadt. Linda’s father worked as a machinery merchant, and ran the company F. Ronstadt Co., and her mother was a homemaker. She and her three siblings were brought up on their family’s ranch, which had 10 acres of land. She is of German, English, and Mexican descent.
Linda Ronstadt Music Career
Linda began her music career in the 1960s. She cut her teeth in a folk trio with her siblings Peter and Gretchen. They played various small venues around town in Tucson. Then, In 1964, Ronstadt abandoned college after just a semester at Arizona State University. She moved to Los Angeles, California. In Los Angeles, she forged a partnership with her friend Bobby Kimmel and his friend Kenny Edwards, the three of them set up the trio the Stone Poneys. Linda was the lead singer. In 1966, they were signed to Capitol Records. In 1969, She branched out into solo work in 1969. She did not relent on her efforts to develop her reputation in California’s emerging folk rock and country rock scenes during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and toured with famous musicians like the Doors and Neil Young. The popularity of her albums in the 1970s, such as “Heart Like a Wheel” in 1974, “Simple Dreams” in 1977, and “Living in the USA” in 1978, were very instrumental in helping establish her as one of the first female rock stars. Linda was often referred to as the “Queen of Rock” or the “First Lady of Rock”. Linda was also famous for her rock-and-roll image; she graced the covers of publications like Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and Time multiple times. Linda continued to work unabatedly, her albums “Mad Love”, “What’s New”, “Canciones de Mi Padre”, and “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind”, all got certified multi-platinum. Throughout her long, illustrious career, she had the privilege of working with a number of artists including Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, and Johnny Cash. In 2014, Linda got inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Linda Ronstadt Personal Life
Linda’s fame threw her inevitably and naturally into public limelight. The interest in her personal life was stoked partly by her relationship with then-Governor of California Jerry Brown during the late 1970s. Linda and Brown appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine together in April 1979, as well as on the covers of magazines like Us Weekly and People. She was in a romantic affair with actor and comedian Jim Carrey in 1983. The two separated after eight months. In late 1983, Linda got engaged to director George Lucas- they broke up in 1988. Notwithstanding her numerous high-profile relationships, she has never married. However, she adopted two children on her own: a daughter, Mary Clementine, in December 1990; and a son, Carlos, in 1994. How many times has Linda Ronstadt been married? Well, she has never been married in life.