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Linda Ronstadt, it's so easy

by Bego, Mark.

Format: Print Book 1990
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Biography 92 RONSTADT Linda
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 RONSTADT Linda
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Although the bibliography states that information for this book has been gathered from firsthand interviews as well as published materials, it never seems as if Ronstadt and Bego had a conversation. Rather, this reads like a cut-and-paste job of Ronstadt's many conversations over the years with other writers. That said, the book is, nevertheless, a thorough look at Ronstadt's life and career. Bego marches through the singer's early life, her rock-and-roll career and experiments with different kinds of music, and takes a chaste peek at her love life. The book is mostly adulatory, and the effusive introduction by the Village People (the Village People?) gets the book off to a particularly bizarre start. Fans will probably appreciate the info, though for others this may be more about Ronstadt than they wanted to know. A complete discography is appended. To be illustrated with photographs. --Ilene Cooper"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers won't be scandalized or even surprised by Bego's ( Aretha Franklin ) ``unauthorized biography'' of the pop singer extraordinaire. The author is obviously a big fan of Ronstadt's, and his biography intersperses the facts of her life with effusive praise of her musical accomplishments. Bego takes us from Ronstadt's childhood in Tucson, Ariz., where she first became ``mesmerized by music,'' through the mid-1960s in Los Angeles as the lead singer for the Stone Poneys, her superstar period as ``the most successful female singer of the 1970s,'' and her forays into opera, jazz and mariachi music during the last decade. Along the way, we learn, rather sketchily, about Ronstadt's affairs with singer J. D. Souther, actor Albert Brooks, former California governor Jerry Brown and filmmaker George Lucas, among others. Bego relies on past interviews from a multitude of magazines and newspapers, and although he has done a capable job of pasting together quotes from various sources to create a coherent chronology, rarely does he attempt to probe beneath the surface of Ronstadt's California cool. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ronstadt, Linda.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Austin, Tex. :Eakin Press,1990
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Discography: pages 195-209.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212).
ISBN 0890157758 :
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