Happy Birthday to Linda Ronstadt, who turns 75 today (July 15th)!!! Despite being born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Ronstadt, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, came to embody the '70s California soft-rock sound, alongside such acts as the Eagles and Jackson Browne.
Back in March, Ronstadt joined David Crosby and the Beach Boys in selling her musical assets to music mogul Irving Azoff's Iconic Music Group. Ronstadt’s deal differs from Azoff’s others in that unlike the Beach Boys, it doesn’t include her intellectual properties, or as with Crosby, her songwriting publishing. Ronstadt instead inked a deal in which Iconic “has acquired Ronstadt’s assets, in a sale that includes name and likeness to promote the masters.”
According to Rolling Stone, “Iconic’s partnership with Ronstadt, her longtime manager John Boylan, and personal assistant Janet Stark will aim to preserve her legacy in the digital era — including working with streaming services and social media, rolling out reissues, focusing on anniversaries, and more.”