Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt has been an icon for more than 50 years. Her extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s, Ronstadt filled huge arenas like no one had ever done and produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously, she won 10 Grammy® Awards on 26 nominations and attained a level of stardom the Tucson native never could have fathomed.
In LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ’80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; an early advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her incredible voice was lost to Parkinson’s disease, but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever. With moving performance footage and appearances by collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her — and the sound of her voice.
USA, 2019, 95 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
“A beautiful, deeply moving and well-deserved tribute to this utterly singular woman and her talent.”– Katie Walsh, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
“A dazzling portrait of one of the country's greatest pop singers and a pioneering woman in rock music.”– James Verniere, BOSTON HERALD
“Astutely chronicling an amazing musical career that ended prematurely due to Parkinson's disease, ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’ will delight the singer's old fans and likely make her many new ones as well.”– Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Performance footage that will knock your socks off.”– Pete Hammond, DEADLINE
“A terrific, if not terribly deep, appreciation of a once-in-a-lifetime pop voice.”– Roger Moore, MOVIE NATION
“None of the procession of associates and other commentators make the case for her greatness better than Ronstadt herself, captured in vintage clip after vintage clip, singing the hell out of everything she does.”– Joel Selvin, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE