Linda Ronstadt’s still alive and kicking. But at the age of 67 she can’t sing anymore due to Parkinson’s.
But nothing can still her voice on YouTube. You can find tons of her appearances and recordings there, almost countless songs and performances from the peak of her fame and richness of voice.
And yet, when I was going through a Linda Ronstadt jag there the other evening, it was Ronstadt’s duet version of the old standard “When I Grow Too Old to Dream” with the Muppet Kermit the Frog (aka Jim Henson) that ended up being the ONE I just had to put up here.
The YouTube blurb for the video says that Ronstadt herself said it was the best she’d ever sung this song.
Maybe it’s the best anyone ever sang this song:
Fortunately, Ronstadt’s voice doesn’t have to live only in our hearts, it can live on YouTube.
And if I had to put just one more Ronstadt selection up there, it would have to be this: