Emmylou Harris, left, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton long admired each other and blended their talents on two albums.
Speaking of those eyes, they still mesmerize, dominating a round face that is framed by a short bob of dark brown hair.
Ronstadt lounges on a white chair in a pink sweatshirt, sweatpants and purple Ugg boots. I want to know what he's reading, what songs he's writing, what he's thinking about."Ronstadt has equally kind things to say about the Eagles, who formed as a band while serving as her backing musicians.
"I have to make sure there's a place like this, to lie down.
Or I have to take a wheelchair, but I can't last that long in a wheelchair."While she is pleased by the Rock Hall honor, Ronstadt makes it clear that she doesn't consider most of her early work to be that good."I'm grateful, but it's astounding to me that people like (the early hits, such as You're No Good or Blue Bayou)," she says. I'll hear it and go, 'I don't know why I thought I could sing, I never could sing, I never should have been singing,' " she says, then laughs. I could write you a long list."Atop that list would be her conviction that in those early days her sense of rhythm was subpar.
For starters, traveling is difficult because the most comfortable position for her these days is either lying down flat or sitting in an overstuffed chair with an ottoman, as she is today in her neatly appointed house on the western edge of town.
It looks like the home of a retired schoolteacher — tidy and bright — not a music legend."To go anywhere, to fly anywhere, even to drive down to San Jose (an hour south) is a big deal," she says, adding that at this stage Parkinson's causes her to tire quickly if she overexerts herself.And now I can't really go collect these things because I don't have the strength.I need to save it for other things, like going to see (the ballet) Giselle again.This 1974 album is considered her breakthrough album and one of her best works. Jerry Brown visit a United Nations desertification program together in Northern Kenya on April 11, 1979.Brown and Ronstadt traveled in Africa for a week on a private vacation.Classic Retro Pornstars contains adult-orientated material. If you are not of legal age to view such material in your country and/or state, please exit HERE now.