In the 1970s, Linda Ronstadt was selling out arenas and pumping out platinum albums like a pro. By the end of the decade she was the highest paid woman in rock. Of course, at the time, she was one of the only solo female acts in rock, and while she praises Billie Holiday for paving her way, Ronstadt set the stage for many to come. On look at this live rendition of “You’re No Good” on The Midnight Special and you’ll see why.
1) She lost her voice to Parkinson’s Disease.
In 2013 she revealed, in an AARP interview with DAME contrib Alanna Nash, that she sadly “can’t sing a note.”
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Who tastes of toffee and ink? Who’s like Lucozade – and who’s the inside of a frankfurter? James Wannerton from Blackpool has a rare condition called lexical-gustatory synaesthesia, which means he can taste words and sounds. For the General Election, he has teamed up with artist Sam Cornwell to show how each political leader tastes. ‘Liberal Democrats are exactly like rubber bands, with a drizzle of yoghurt,’ explained Wannerton, whose experiences are involuntary and in no way reflect his political allegiances. ‘I realise I’m not eating this stuff,’ he said. ‘But it feels like it. I can feel the texture. Every sound, every word, one taste after another. It’s like eating all day, even when I dream.’