One of the best documentaries in history has got to be CNN’s Films New Year’s Day that was of Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. It was also the first time that this was exposed to the viewers.
The story of Linda Ronstadt, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and produced by James Keach and Michele Farinola, was documented.
Ronstadt, a Grammy-award winner for the songs “When Will I Be Loved”, “You’re No Good and the likes and some interviews from different people that the artist came across through like Bonnie Raitt and Aaron Neville.
The documentary foretells about her interests in human rights and her struggle with Parkinson’s disease. It also shows how she had separated from the “Dueling Banjos.”
From the documentary, here are several facts that The Sound of My Voice revealed.
- Her grandfather invented the thermostat and electric stove.
Yes, her mother’s father, Lloyd Groff Copeman, was an inventor and quite a successful one indeed. He was able to help the present households and had a profound impact on our day to day living. Her grandfather also invented those flexible ice cube trays and the toaster.
2. The “Different Drum” was recorded differently
The first band to record the song were there The Greenbriar Boys although Michael Nesmith wrote it before he went together with The Monkees.
3. The Eagles originally came from Ronstadt’s Band
Don Henley, the drummer, and Glen Frey, the guitarist, later formed on their group known as The Eagles.
4. Ronstadt got the Best-Selling Non- English Language Album in the history of the US
Canciones de Mi Padre was one of the significant successes from here, and she got herself a collection of different Spanish language releases, of which most of this is from her Mexican heritage. These releases became the all-time highest-grossing album.
5. Cameron Crowe wrote the First Rolling Stone Cover Story
The Almost Famous storyteller from the story circa of Ronstadt in 1976 came out and showed the first of the many appearances of the Rolling Stone cover.
Politically, Ronstadt is not fond of Donald Trump. He likened Trump to Hitler and that she saw some “great parallels” between the current state of the country and the German Government during the Nazi Time.
Linda Ronstadt explained, “As Hitler rose to power, there were a lot of chances to stop him, and they didn’t speak out. And the industrial complex thought that they could control him once they got him in office and, of course, he was not controllable.
And by the time he got established, he put his people in place and stacked the courts and did what he had to do to consolidate his power.”
The political situation right now affected much of her family. “It’s a strain on my family relations because some of my family in Tucson are Republicans, and instead of talking about that, we sing together.
We’d have a great time. Now I have to be careful because we’ve had so much taken away from us by this administration, I’m not willing to let him take my family relationships away.
My family, the parts that were Republican were fairly rational Republicans. We don’t have that in our current White House.”