Linda Ronstadt Sings ‘When I Grow Too Old to Dream’ With Kermit The Frog

Linda Ronstadt Sings ‘When I Grow Too Old to Dream’ With Kermit The Frog | Society Of Rock Videos

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The timeless classic, “When I Grow Too Old to Dream,” written by Sigmund Romberg with verses by Oscar Hammerstein II in 1934, has found a new rendition in the most unexpected yet heartwarming collaboration between music icon Linda Ronstadt and the beloved Muppet, Kermit the Frog.

Originally presented by Evelyn Laye and Ramon Novarro in the 1935 film “The Night Is Young,” the song has since become a pop gem, embraced by various artists, including Nat King Cole and The Everly Brothers. However, it was Linda Ronstadt’s rendition on the Muppets show that added a unique and memorable touch to this timeless piece.

During a poetic moment on stage, Linda shared the spotlight with Kermit, and together, they performed “When I Grow Too Old to Dream.” In a charming exchange, Linda acknowledged Kermit’s enduring affection for Miss Piggy. Ever the gentleman, Kermit responded with a touch of humor, saying, “You may know that, and Piggy may know that, but the vote’s not in yet from the frog.” United by the magic of the song, they joined voices to create a delightful rendition that left a lasting impression.

The Muppets Show, conceived in 1976, stands as the pinnacle of Jim Henson’s illustrious career in puppetry. Born in 1936 in Leland, Mississippi, Henson’s fascination with television and puppetry began to take shape during his upbringing in Maryland. In 1954, he seized an opportunity at the University of Maryland, where a local TV station sought someone to manipulate puppets for a children’s program.

The video capturing this enchanting collaboration between Linda Ronstadt and Kermit the Frog serves as a testament to the enduring appeal of both the song and the Muppets’ legacy. This heartwarming performance not only brings together two icons from different realms of entertainment but also showcases the timelessness of a beautiful melody that continues to captivate audiences across generations.

Watch the enchanting performance below.

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