Friday, August 23, 2013

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt's recent announcement that she is battling Parkinson's has elicited some speculation as to why she's not in the Rock Hall. There is the famous story of how ticked off she was at Rolling Stone for mentioning her weight in a story. So, maybe Jann Wenner has kept her off the ballot for political reasons.

But there's no doubt she should be there already. I'm not certain that sympathy will get her on the 2014 ballot.  She might need someone to push her on there, much like Elton pushed Leon Russell into the Hall. The laggard's on the NomCom are always a step behind on certain names.

Don Henley and Glenn Frey recently talked her up for the Hall while promoting their Doc. A push like there's could be enough.
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