Back in the seventies, Linda Ronstadt’s sublime, distinctive voice was ubiquitous. Over this period, she became the biggest female vocalist in the industry, yet fame never once turned her head or made her forget her main goal: to make great music. This film details how she got to the pinnacle of the business — the experiences she had, the challenges she faced, and the many barriers she broke along the way.
This highly engaging film returns us to a time when the media landscape was much smaller, and certain amazing artists could occupy a disproportionate space within it. In those days, if you kept your radio on, you were bound to hear a Linda Ronstadt song, crowd pleasers like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved?”, and “Desperado.” Still, behind it all was a dedicated artist who cared less about making hits than extending her range and recording all different kinds of music. Through it all, she remained calm and level-headed, even when a Parkinson’s diagnosis signaled the end of her singing days. Don’t miss this captivating portrait of one very special artist.