Sunday Music – Faithless Love

Posted on Sun 07/03/2011 by

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Today’s music video is ‘Faithless Love’ from Linda Ronstadt.

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Without question, Linda Ronstadt was blessed with one of the most beautiful voices in modern popular music.

She started out in California in the mid 60’s and she was the lead singer for one of the original folk rock outfits The Stone Poneys, and they had a huge hit in 1967 with a cover version of the Mike Nesmith song, ‘Different Drum’.

Her major breakthrough in her solo career came in 1974 with the release of her fabulous album ‘Heart Like A Wheel’, which was in fact, her fifth solo album in five years.

From that album came two Number One Hits on the mainstream Singles Charts, and a third that topped the Country Charts.

From that point onwards, anything she released sold well.

In all, Linda has produced more than 30 Studio Albums, and has had 63 Singles released as well. She also has an incredible 8 consecutive Platinum albums.

She has won 11 Grammy Awards and has also been nominated for Grammy’s a further 17 times.

In an astounding career, she has encompassed many musical genres, and in fact also received nominations for a Tony, and a Golden Globe for her work in the Opera ‘The Pirates Of Penzance’, on both Stage and Screen.

Linda has sold more than 30 million records in the U.S. alone.

Today’s featured song is from that Monster 1974 album ‘Heart Like A Wheel’. Her two mainstream Number Ones from that album were the Clint Ballard Jr. composition ‘You’re No Good’, and the Phil Everly composition ‘When Will I Be Loved’.

As is usually the case, my favourite song from most albums is not necessarily the one that was the big hit, and such was the case with this beautiful album.

That song is the J.D. Souther composition ‘Faithless Love’, and that’s the song I have featured today from Linda Ronstadt.

Linda is truly an icon at the top of the modern music tree.

As an extra, I’ve also included her original hit, Mike Nesmith’s ‘Different Drum’, where Linda sings as part of the Stone Poneys, and it’s an easy thing to see from this clip why Linda was popular with younger male record buyers, because to go with beautiful voice, she was sure pleasing to look at as well.

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