Gorgeous Photos of a Young Linda Ronstadt, the First Lady of Rock, in the 1970s
Linda Ronstadt is an iconic figure in the music industry. She is credited as the first female “arena class” rock star, having released chart-topping albums that included Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams, and Living in the USA.
During the decade, she even set records for being one of the top-grossing concert artists. Her impressive discography consists of 24 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums.
Ronstadt has been highly praised by critics and peers alike, being referred to as the “First Lady of Rock” and the “Queen of Rock”. Her hard work and talent have earned her 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award. As recognition for her immense talent and influence, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014.