August 26, 2013 – 3:33 am

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Landover 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Capital Center, Landover, Maryland; December 12, 1976. Very good to excellent soundboard.

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Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt, 67, told AARP today (August 23, 2013) that she “can’t sing a note” because she suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed eight months ago, Ronstadt began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago. But she ascribed her inability to sing to a tick bite (“my health has never recovered since then”), and believed the shaking in her hands resulted from shoulder surgery.

“I couldn’t sing,” she told AARP’s music writer Alanna Nash, “and I couldn’t figure out why. I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn’t occur to me to go to a neurologist. I think I’ve had it for seven or eight years already, because of the symptoms that I’ve had. Then I had a shoulder operation, so I thought that’s why my hands were trembling.

“Parkinson’s is very hard to diagnose, so when I finally went to a neurologist and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked. I wouldn’t have suspected that in a million, billion years.

“No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease,” Ronstadt said. “No matter how hard you try.”

Ronstadt walks with the aid of poles when on uneven ground, and uses a wheelchair when she travels.

Thanks to the original uploader and to hindcol for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Soundboard Cassette (Unknown Generation, but very low) > Nakamichi CR7A > Sony PCM-R500
Tascam DA-30MKII > Marantz CDR-620 extracted to My computer via Soundforge 8.0, tracked out in CD WAV > Flac Frontend Level 8

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Track 01. Lose Again (6.1MB)
Track 02. That’ll Be The Day (4.8MB)
Track 03. Love Has No Pride (7.6MB)
Track 04. Silver Threads & Golden Needles (5.6MB)
Track 05. Willin’ (6.0MB)
Track 06. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (6.5MB)
Track 07. Crazy (7.8MB)
Track 08. The Tattler (7.1MB)
Track 09. Lo Siento Mi Vida (9.1MB)
Track 10. Love Is A Rose (3.8MB)
Track 11. Hasten Down The Wind (4.4MB)
Track 12. Tracks Of My Tears (6.0MB)
Track 13. (tape flip) Someone To Lay Down Beside Me (7.4MB)
Track 14. You’re No Good (12.0MB)
Track 15. Desperado (6.4MB)
Track 16. Tumbling Dice (6.3MB)

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  1. 27 Responses to “LINDA RONSTADT - LANDOVER 1976”

  2. One of the finest voices in the history of music has been silenced. All the more sad when you think of all of the current “singers” who continue to pollute our ears.

    By Ernie Clark on Aug 26, 2013

  3. so cruel.
    to be a singer and lose your voice or ability to sing is just cruel.
    Linda was the voice of a generation and more, such a sweet voice. We love you Linda, do not despair a creative talent like yours will rise up one way or another.

    By sluggo on Aug 26, 2013

  4. I have had a loved one suffer from Parkinson’s. It is a truly awful disease. I believe that if our (US) medical system were not more concerned with profit than with people, we would have already found a cure for Parkinson’s. Until today, I had no idea Linda Ronstadt was suffering from this vile malady. I saw Linda in 1975, when, out of the goodness of her heart, she showed up unscheduled to sing along with her friend Emmylou Harris, and the Hot Band. A truly remarkable voice. We will not hear the like of her again. Once in a lifetime, if that, comes a singer so talented. Hang in there, Linda. Whether you sing or not, we love you, and appreciate your incredible talent.

    By aking on Aug 26, 2013

  5. Linda was a great interpretive singer, one of the best we will ever hear. I always enjoyed her folk & country rock. Fortunately, her recordings will always be with us.

    By Dingus on Aug 26, 2013

  6. Sad to say Dingus, her masters may be stored always, but a large part of her recordings were recently made out of print and are no longer available. The final snub to a once superstar of the charts.

    By 5yrsnojob on Aug 26, 2013

  7. That’s a shame. If they’re not selling, you’d think they’d at least package them as twofers. A lot of good songs aren’t on the “greatest hit” albums.

    By Dingus on Aug 26, 2013

  8. I saw this about her a couple of days ago and i’m just glad I have so much of her music. A beautiful lady with a voice that is heavenly. Thank you Linda. Be very proud of what you’ve given the people already!

    By BTLFAN on Aug 26, 2013

  9. Sad news about Linda,but it’s not hopeless and
    i believe they’re doing a lot a research about
    brain,but using poor little mouses…
    If you shake the american tree of recent music
    by shaking the linda Ronstadt branch,you will
    discover the very big part of the rock,folk,
    country,soul,blues?,mexican songs,country rock,
    I’m sure she is a good part of the Byrd’s tree!!

    By easy on Aug 26, 2013

  10. Very sad news concerning Ms. Ronstadt. My college roommate suffers from Parkinson’s and it is devastating. The news made me think back to when I was working back stage for a Midwestern promoter during the summer of 1976 and got to see Linda and band perform 3 shows on the “Hasten Down The Wind” tour. She was so nice to everyone backstage. When she hit the stage and unleashed that voice, it blew everyone away. There is a King Biscuit recording out in cyberspace that is another example of what we lost. Good luck to a great singer in her fight.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Aug 26, 2013

  11. Thanks, BigO. A note for the inordinately detail-minded: the name of the floating Pringles chip in the DC suburbs was “Capital Centre” with arty European spelling. It was still a big dump in the suburbs, but a lot of good memories for those of us of a certain age in the area.

    By drkrick on Aug 28, 2013

  12. Wonderful addition to my Linda collection.. thanks for posting..!

    By Tom on Aug 28, 2013

  13. First time I saw her was in ‘74 when she opened for James Taylor at Garden State Arts Center. Got to see her the following year at Lincoln Center and Central Park. Then with every tour that she passed through the area. Hasten Down the Wind is my favorite Linda LP. I appreciate this. It is very sad we will not hear that voice sing again. And it is a shame that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has never recognized her artistry and legacy.

    By Woodstock69Vet on Aug 28, 2013

  14. has anyone asked why its been 4 days since this offering without any new ones? is it perhaps due to the non stop harassment?

    By darth on Aug 30, 2013

  15. darth, for god’s sake shut the fuck up.

    By Constructive Criticism and Friendly Advice on Aug 30, 2013

  16. im not going to. no matter how many times u say it. in fact the more u say it the less i will.
    are u possibly the cause of the lack of concert postings? have u considered this?

    By darth on Aug 30, 2013

  17. are u possibly the cause of the lack of concert postings? have u considered this?

    HAVE YOU ????

    By my fault on Aug 30, 2013

  18. i cant be. so no. its not me. im obviously not attacking me. im not harassing me. duh.

    By darth on Aug 31, 2013

  19. Okay, darth, I considered it, and quickly came to a realization that no, that’s not possible. In fact it’s the kind of incredibly stupid idea that could only come from your bloated ego. Do yourself a favor and shut the fuck up.

    By Constructive Criticism and Friendly Advice on Aug 31, 2013

  20. well do some reconsidering because it is very likely the cause. its not like he didnt warn yall a few dozen times. idiots!!

    By darth on Aug 31, 2013

  21. Well, darth, looks like everybody’s continued to call you on the bullshit you keep dumping in this forum (what you call “harassment”) and there’s a new post up. Guess you were wrong again. Here’s a suggestion: shut the fuck up.

    By Constructive Criticism and Friendly Advice on Aug 31, 2013

  22. no not everybody. its not that i call it harassment. it is harassment. yes after 5 days there is a new post up. do u know for a fact that i was wrong? or are u ASSuming? does it look like im interested in your suggestions? what do u think the odds are that im going to take them? how about u follow your own?

    By darth on Aug 31, 2013

  23. darth

    We took a short break, which we mentioned in our August 23 emailer.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 31, 2013

  24. darth, it looks like you’re wrong again. Time to man up. Or will you tell bigozine2 that he’s wrong? :-)

    darth: “has anyone asked why its been 4 days since this offering without any new ones? is it perhaps due to the non stop harassment?”

    bigozine2: “We took a short break, which we mentioned in our August 23 emailer.”

    By Dingus on Aug 31, 2013

  25. Here’s a suggestion: shut the fuck up.

    here’s another one- do just that

    By donkey breath bootlick on Aug 31, 2013

  26. a tribute to a wonderful gal begins with 12 posts in a row full of love and respect followed by post #13 from the most despicable idiot on the internet. way to screw up another blog you turd.

    By max doubt on Aug 31, 2013

  27. I saw this concert. She was at her peak at this time, as far as I’m concerned.

    By ron j on Sep 4, 2013

  28. Superb sound quality, thank you….personnel?

    By Rich Sigberman on Sep 11, 2013

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