Tag: Linda Ronstadt

Celebrities living their life with with Parkinson's Disease

Alan Alda may be the new face of Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 2015 and made it public last year. The former MASH star is as active as ever. He writes, acts and has a podcast. Alda is proof that Parkinson's doesn't end your life.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. It’s thirty days to spread the word about the disease that affects more than ten million people worldwide. That’s 10,000,000 people! Parkinson’s doesn’t play favorites. The age range goes from early-onset cases in their twenties to senior citizens in their eighties-nineties. A Parkinson’s patient could be one of your... Read more »

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye
“I’m afraid of suffering, but I’m not afraid of dying.” Linda Ronstadt first noticed changes to her voice in 2000. By the time of her last performance in 2009, she said she was yelling, not singing. Four years later, Ronstadt revealed she had Parkinson’s Disease. It’s affected her vocal chords which makes it impossible for... Read more »

Songs for a polar vortex

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"Cold, Cold Cold" is a simple way to describe today. I miss Lowell George.
It’s cold outside today…..really cold…record cold. The temperature is MINUS TWENTY ONE!!! The wind chill temp is MINUS FIFTY!! What do you do when it’s like this? You stay inside, hunker down, bundle up and listen to some music. Are there tunes for weather like this? OH YEAH!! Here’s some cold weather music to warm... Read more »

The Influence of Chuck Berry

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All the Beatles loved Chuck Berry. John Lennon said if you were going to give Rock and Roll a different name you'd call it Chuck Berry. Here they sing "Rock and Roll Music".
Legendary music pioneer Chuck Berry died yesterday at age 90. One way to tell and artist’ influence is by the number of his songs recorded by other great musicians. There are hundreds of Berry tunes covered by musicians in all genres of music. Here’s a look at some of them: Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Jagger, Richards,... Read more »

Seeing Bonnie Raitt in concert reminds me about Linda Ronstadt and Parkinson's Disease

Seeing Bonnie Raitt in concert reminds me about Linda Ronstadt and Parkinson's Disease
Legendary musician Bonnie Raitt has been on a concert tour this summer. Last Saturday, she played at Ravinia, up in the north Chicago suburbs. Raitt put on a great show, mixing up the older songs along with the songs from her new album, “Dig In Deep.” At age 66, Bonnie still looks great, still has... Read more »

The deaths of musicians mirror our own

The deaths of musicians mirror our own
I first saw Linda Ronstadt perform in 1971. I don’t remember much about that concert. She was the opening act for two other bands, neither of which I remember. I liked her but never thought that she was a few years away from becoming a huge star. I also didn’t think that forty-five years later... Read more »

Parkinson's Awareness Month:30 Days-30 Stories/Day 12-Linda Joins The Hall Of Fame

“I haven’t given it one thought. It wasn’t something I ever thought about. I don’t have anything against it, you just don’t do things for those reasons. If you’re working for prizes, you’re in trouble.”~Linda Ronstadt The above words were from Linda Ronstadt, giving her thoughts on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall... Read more »

Parkinson's Awareness Month: 30 Days-30 Stories/Day Eleven - Linda Ronstadt In Words And Songs

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Ronstadt's first hit with The Stone Pony's "Different Drum"
Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday night. Her singing career ended with her diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Today we look at her career through her songs and in her own and her contemporaries words.

April Is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Yes kids….PD Awareness Month is just a few weeks away. I just want you to be ready. Be prepared to see a lot of Michael J. Fox in those 30 days. Hopefully, maybe a Linda Ronstadt appearance or two. Oh yeah, you’ll get to see more of me, too….sorry about that. For 30 days, I’ll... Read more »

A Look at 2013

This is my last Blog for 2013…please hold your applause. It started as a way to talk about the effects of Parkinson’s Disease and while that’s still the main focus, like every ChicagoNow Blogger, I can write about whatever I like, at any time. Freedom of the Press, baby!! Power to the people! So for... Read more »
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