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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Linda Ronstadt ... Herself
Bonnie Raitt ... Herself
Dolly Parton ... Herself
Emmylou Harris ... Herself
Jackson Browne ... Himself
Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur ... Herself
Don Henley ... Himself
David Geffen ... Himself
Cameron Crowe ... Himself
Aaron Neville ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Asher ... Himself
Rubén Blades ... Himself (as Ruben Blades)
Karla Bonoff Karla Bonoff ... Herself
John Boylan John Boylan ... Himself
Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice See more »

Filming Locations:

Banamichi, Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,235, 8 September 2019

Gross USA:

$4,247,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,247,526
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Features The Pirates of Penzance (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Only The Lonely
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Must see if you love music and want to be inspired...
9 September 2019 | by nlynn17See all my reviews

This is an uplifting, beautiful chronicling of Linda Ronstadt's life and career. Her versatility, independence, goodness, intelligence and amazing talent are inspiring, and we sure need some inspiration these days. Many don't know that Linda has Mexican roots, and that her forays into so many genres (pop, country, folk, rock, opera, classics, Spanish-language albums...) were generated by the eclecticism of her early family life - from singing with family at home, and sitting by the radio (her "best friend" as a child) listening to musical broadcasts. The movie emphasizes Linda's true love of singing, her commitment to being authentic, being one of the first women to lead in the male-dominated music industry, and her enduring friendships with both men and women. This is a wonderful documentation of someone achieving the American dream with honesty and authenticity - and overcoming limits for women via talent and presence of mind. And, ultimately, she teaches us by giving us this film how to LIVE after having been diagnosed with a progressive fatal illness in 2009 (Parkinson's).


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