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“The Sound of my Voice” ~ Linda Ronstadt Documentary

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice covers Ronstadt’s life and career from childhood to the present day. Narrated by the singer (who otherwise appears on camera only briefly in present-day footage), she describes how she grew up in Tucson, Arizona, singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk-rock days with her first professional group, the Stone Poneys, in the late 1960s; living in Santa Monica, California; and her early days performing at the popular West Hollywood night club, the Troubadour. [Source] Below is a 48 minute version of the documentary. The full version is available for Rent or Purchase from YouTube Movies. [View]


Here are links to further reading about the documentary.

  • Full Movie Available for Rent or Purchase on YouTube Movies [View]
  • Internet Movie Database – IMDb [View]
  • Wikipedia [View]

Featured Musicians and Personalities

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice 2019 film interviewed musicians or others involved in Ronstadt’s life and career. They include Linda Ronstadt, Peter Asher, Karla Bonoff, John Boylan, Jackson Browne, Patricia Casado of Lucy’s El Adobe restaurant, Ry Cooder, Cameron Crowe, David Geffen, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Bobby Kimmel, Kevin Kline, Aaron Neville, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Petie Ronstadt, Joe Smith, record executive for Elektra/Asylum, J. D. Souther, and Waddy Wachtel. The music documentary was originally broadcast on January 1, 2020. [Source: Cal Vid]

In addition, The Muppets, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Nelson Riddle, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Don Lane, Glenn Frey, Johnny Carson, Rubén Blades, and Ringo Starr appear in archival footage. The CNN Films production ends with the performance of When Will I Be Loved at The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, and Stevie Nicks. [Source: Cal Vid]


The documentary had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2019. It won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2019 Provincetown International Film Festival. Greenwich Entertainment, 1091 and CNN Films released Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice in theaters in September 2019. It was released on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes on December 3, 2019, and on DVD and Blu-ray on December 10, 2019. Its broadcast premiere was on the CNN network on January 1, 2020. [Source]

The release date of the documentary is listed in IMDb as 6 Sep 2019 because that is the date it was released in theaters. So, that is the date used for this article.

[Date: 6 Sep 2019. Posted: 28 Sep 2020.]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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