Linda Ronstadt Oozes Charm As She Breathes New Life Into An Everly Brothers Classic
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What’s NOT To Love About Linda?
Made famous by the Everly Brothers in 1960, rockabilly-style hit ‘When Will I Be Loved’ had new life breathed into it when 70s siren Linda Ronstadt recorded a rock inspired cover in 1975. It was featured on her critically acclaimed album Heart Like A Wheel, and was an amazing blend of rock and roll mixed with Ronstadt’s folk and country roots – just enough twang for country fans, but edgy enough for rock fans. In 1975, Linda brought ‘When Will I Be Loved’ to The Midnight Special for a world class performance that fans of the show surely remember for the combination of her dark hair and big, dark eyes mixed with a voice that you almost couldn’t believe belonged to her!
Fun Fact: Ronstadt has collaborated with everyone from Bette Midler and Frank Zappa, to Johnny Cash and Neil Young.
Is there anything Linda Ronstadt couldn’t do? She was as comfortable with her native folk and country as she was taking us to church with some good old fashioned rock and roll, and this performance definitely proves it. She may be singing about love gone wrong and wondering when she’d be loved, but one thing’s for sure – we’ve always loved our girl Linda!