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Simple Dreams

by Linda Ronstadt

Twelve-time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s. Born into a musical family, Ronstadt's childhood was filled with everything from Hank Williams to Gilbert and Sullivan, Mexican folk music to jazz and opera. Her artistic curiosity blossomed early, and she and her siblings began performing their own music for anyone who would listen. When she arrived in Los Angeles the folk-rock movement was just beginning to bloom, and after the dissolution of her first band, Ronstadt went out on her own and quickly found success. As part of the coterie that played at the Troubadour club in West Hollywood, she helped define the musical style that dominated American music in the 1970s, and became the most successful female artist of the decade. She has sold more than 100 million records, won numerous awards, toured all over the world, and collaborated with legends such as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Aaron Neville, J.D. Souther, Randy Newman, Neil Young, Bette Midler, and Frank Sinatra, as well as Homer Simpson and Kermit the Frog. By the time she retired in 2009, Ronstadt had spent four decades as one of the most popular singers in the world, becoming the first female artist in popular music to release four consecutive platinum albums.

Suenos Sencillos: Memorias Musicales

by Linda Ronstadt

Al rastrear la cronología de su extraordinaria vida, Linda Ronstadt, una artista cuya carrera ha abarcado cinco décadas e incluye una amplia gama de estilos musicales, se entreteje una historia cautivante de sus orígenes en Tucson, Arizona, y su ascenso a la fama en la escena musical del sur de California de los años sesenta y setenta. Nacida en una familia de músicos, la infancia de Linda estuvo llena de música que iba desde Gilbert y Sullivan a la música popular mexicana, al jazz y a la ópera. Su curiosidad artística fue precoz, y ella y sus hermanos comenzaron a tocar su música a cualquiera que quisiera escucharlos. Ahora, en este libro de memorias maravillosamente escritas, Ronstadt cuenta la historia de su viaje musical amplio y completamente único. Ronstadt llegó a Los Ángeles cuando el movimiento folk-rock estaba empezando a florecer, preparando así el escenario para el desarrollo del country-rock. Como parte del círculo de artistas afines que tocaron en el famoso club Troubadour en West Hollywood, ella contribuyó a definir el estilo musical que dominó la música mexicana y estadounidense en la década de 1970. Una de sus primeras bandas de respaldo pasó a convertirse en los Eagles, y Linda se volvió en la artista femenina más exitosa de la década. En Sueños Sencillos, Ronstadt revela el viaje ecléctico y fascinante que condujo a su éxito duradero, incluyendo algunas historias detrás de muchas de sus queridas canciones. Y describe todo con una voz tan hermosa como la que cantó "Heart Like a Wheel": de un modo nostálgico, elegante y auténtico.

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