Contact Us

Linda Ronstadt Doesn’t Care about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Linda Ronstadt
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

The unfortunate retirement of Linda Ronstadt due to Parkinson’s disease has caused her career to be looked at in a new light. However, in a new interview, the chart-topping singer says that it has never mattered to her if she gets inducted into that ultimate measure of respectability, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“It’s not anything I’ve ever given a second thought to,” she told the L.A. Times. “I remember one of the guys at my record company asked me once if I would induct somebody into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and I said ‘I really don’t like going to things like that.’ And he said, ‘Linda, you have to do it if you ever want to get inducted yourself!’ I said, ‘I don’t care if I ever get inducted,’” she said. “That was a long time ago—in the ‘80s, and that was the last I ever thought of it.”

Part of the reason is that she sees her role in the ’70s as the Queen of Rock as a fraction of her catalog, pointing to her excursions into standards, Mexican and country as proof that she didn’t want to be defined as solely a rock singer. The other is an overall indifference towards awards in general. She gave away some of her gold records to a friend, and has no idea where any of her 10 Grammy awards are.

“The first one I left in the back seat of a rental car,” she continued. “I’d rented a car to go to the show, and tossed it in the back when I left. I forgot about it and left it there in the back seat.”

Next: Top 10 Linda Ronstadt Songs

More from 103.7 The Hawk

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kmhk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 103.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 103.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!