Trivia / Linda Ronstadt

  • Breakup Breakout: The only reason anyone remembers The Stone Poneys is because they're "the band Linda Ronstadt got started in." It's no coincidence that when their albums were later remastered and re-released, they were rebranded as Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys.
  • Colbert Bump: Ronstadt wearing roller skates on the cover of Living in the USA gave roller skating a resurgence of popularity, making it a popular fad in the 1980s.
    • Ronstadt herself received one from Johnny Cash early in her career, when she was still primarily a country singer.
  • Creator Backlash: Elvis Costello said that he did not like her versions of his songs.
  • She Also Did: Played Mabel in a film version of The Pirates of Penzance.