Thursday, May 29, 2014

"We have to find our own inner Linda" - Stevie Nicks

Linda Ronstadt Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 
"I think that all of us girl singers that started out after Linda became very famous, in a way, wanted to be her and wanted to sound like her, and then we had to say 'we can't,' so we have to find our own inner Linda," noted Hall of Fame Inductee Stevie Nicks backstage at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in NYC. Ronstadt's indisputable gift and mastery of disparate musical styles -- she is the only artist to win a Grammy Award in the categories of pop, country, Mexican American and Tropical Latin -- reflects her approach to singing: she was always looking for the best song, regardless of category. Those songs resonate as powerfully today as they did then, a fact underscored by the once-in-a-lifetime medley of her songs performed by Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Glenn Frey, Emmylou Harris and Carrie Underwood. "I mean she really is the kind of person that I feel like we all strive for our careers to be like," said Underwood.

These clips with Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood and Glenn Frey backstage at the Ceremony reveal the impact Linda Ronstadt's music had on some of the most-celebrated artists of the past 40 years.

Source: Huffington Post

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that took place on April 10th at Barclays Center in New York City will air on May 31st at 8:00pm.  Hopefully during Linda Ronstadt's induction, the program airs Stevie singing "It's So Easy" along with each of the other ladies in her group celebrating Linda. There's a clip of them together below singing "When Will I Be Loved"... and they sound amazing together!!

Sneak Peek.... "When Will I Be Loved" from The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airing May 31st on HBO at 8:00pm

1 comment:

greg said...

Interesting lighting on the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame video.

The only time I ever remember mistaking Stevie for Linda Ronstadt is when I learned it was Stevie singing with Kenny Loggins on Whenever I Called You Friend. I was shocked actually. Now when I hear it, I don't understand how I ever made that mistake. :)

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