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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

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With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.
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Credited cast:
Linda Ronstadt ... Self
Bonnie Raitt ... Self
Dolly Parton ... Self
Emmylou Harris ... Self
Jackson Browne ... Self
Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur ... Self
Don Henley ... Self
David Geffen ... Self
Cameron Crowe ... Self
Aaron Neville ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Asher ... Self
Rubén Blades ... Self (as Ruben Blades)
Karla Bonoff Karla Bonoff ... Self
John Boylan John Boylan ... Self
The Byrds ... Themselves (archive footage)
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Focusing largely on her career including being the first bona fide female rock star, the life of Linda Ronstadt is presented. That path from her upbringing outside of Tucson, Arizona with European and Mexican heritage to that stardom having moved to Los Angeles to pursue that singing career is shown, with commentary not only from her own lips, but that of many of her contemporaries who were also emerging at the same time. Her own sensibilities as a woman in a profession dominated by men affected not only the way she acted within that environment, but also impacted the face of rock music especially as it related to women. Her move out of rock music to other genres in getting back to other types of music with which she grew up is also presented, she being told told time and time again that such moves would ruin her career, but the contrary eventually happening with she and the music with each move being met with critical acclaim and popular appeal. These genres included light operetta ... Written by Huggo

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She broke all the rules.


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and drug material | See all certifications »
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While this documentary delves into Linda Ronstadt's more prominent romantic relationships, it makes no mention of her two grown children (both adopted). This is likely due to her wish to shelter them from the spotlight. See more »

Quotes

Linda Ronstadt: Someone once asked me why people sing. I answered that they sing for many of the same reasons birds sing. They sing for a mate. To claim their territory. Or simply to give vice to the delight of being alive in the midst of a beautiful day. They sing so the subsequent generations won't forget what the current generations endured or dreamed or delighted in.
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Only The Lonely
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Informative and well done doc of a legendary voice!
2 January 2020 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"Linda Ronstadt:The Sound of My Voice" is one strong doc that shows and tells the story of a folk rock music legend. From her humble start in Arizona to her travel to L.A for fame and stardom, it was clear that Linda was determined to make it big! Also family and her Mexican background would always blend her music which included country, pop, rock, and love folk ballads. Interviews from family, friends, and other acts are touching. It was clear too that Linda had a gift of a strong voice and she shined as a female in a dominated male field of singers. She was also outspoken for women and human rights, also spotlighted is her relationship with former California governor Jerry Brown. Overall well done doc of a singing legend who touched many of our hearts with her voice!


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Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Banamichi, Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,235, 8 September 2019

Gross USA:

$4,252,657

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,492,165
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