Linda Ronstadt: “It wasn’t until 1980 that I really started to learn how to sing”

The country-rock chanteuse speaks in the current issue of Uncut

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Linda Ronstadt takes us through the highlights of her back catalogue in the current issue of Uncut, out now.

The country-rock chanteuse discusses how she effectively formed the Eagles, why she took left-turns into mariachi and jazz, and how she copes today with Parkinson’s disease.

“I really was terrible in the beginning,” laughs Ronstadt. “I had no idea what I was doing. It wasn’t until about 1980 that I really started to learn how to sing.

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“Life got a little bit more isolated then,” she explains, recalling the huge success of albums such as 1974’s Heart Like A Wheel. “It became a little bit more difficult to go to the market and shop because people would say, ‘Sign your autograph’, while I was trying to buy chicken.”

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Meanwhile, the November 2015 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring Rod Stewart, Joanna Newsom, Julian Cope, Otis Redding, John Grant, The Doors, Harmonia, Linda Ronstadt, Dave Gahan, John Cooper Clarke and more.

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