Today is singer Linda Ronstadt‘s birthday. She is 65 years old.
She has a great voice. I’ve liked some of her songs over the years, but her career has never quite been on my radar screen. I know that Philip K. Dick thought she was the cat’s pajamas.
Here she is with the Stone Poneys, singing “Different Drum” in 1967:
And here she is on TV with Johnny Cash, singing “I Never Will Marry” in a very short skirt (Linda, not Johnny):
And here she is in an appearance at a 1982 rally against nuclear weapons, this video includes <a href=”/bio/roy-scheider/”>Roy Scheider</a>, New York’s Mayor Ed Koch and James Taylor:
She looks pretty good in 1982 for a woman who turns 65 in 2011.