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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

“She was the queen,” Bonnie Raitt says about Linda Ronstadt, the subject of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s rock doc. “She was like what Beyoncé is now.” Coming out of the mid-’60s California folk-rock scene, Ronstadt joined the country wave in the ’70s, becoming a huge pop star with a slew of Top 10 hits. But rather than continue churning out radio-friendly rock albums, she decided in the ’80s to sing on Broadway, pay tribute to Frank Sinatra and other big band singers and return to her Mexican roots. Ronstadt says she noticed restrictions on her voice before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013. She no longer sings, but retains her sharp wit as evidenced by her recent comment to Mike Pompeo about President Trump. On the subject of drugs, the 73-year singer notes, “The kind of paranoia that was introduced by drugs was so destructive in our overall ability to communicate with each other and it really saddened me. Then, at some point, we all stopped.” PrimeYouTube

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