Linda Ronstadt once had a pet cow which she believes is the reason for her health issues. Before she lost her voice and succumbed to Parkinson’s disease, she got a tick bite from the cow which made her quite sick. There were a lot less medications available during that time and much less was known about ticks in that era. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s later which also took away her amazing voice.
July 15, 1946 (76)
Linda Ronstadt is an American singer. She is highly regarded as one of the people who helped changed the direction of the music industry for her diverse background in rock, country, light opera, the Great American Songbook, and Latin. Her works have earned her 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award. She has also received nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. Her contributions to Latin music have earned her a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latin Recording Academy in 2011 and also awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by the Recording Academy in 2016. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris in 2014. She received the coveted Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements in 2019.