The Linda Ronstadt Collection

COSTUMES, AWARDS CONSIGNED DIRECTLY BY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

By Garry Shrum

Years before she was an international superstar, Linda Ronstadt listened to Mexican music. In fact, she says it was Mexican music that inspired her to sing, launching a career that would lead to 11 Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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ENTERTAINMENT SIGNATURE® AUCTION 7154 is scheduled for Nov. 12, 2016, in Dallas and online at HA.com/7154. For information, contact Margaret Barrett at 214-409-1912 or MargaretB@HA.com.

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Linda-on-Sesame-Street
Linda Ronstadt’s exploration of Mexican folk music landed her on Sesame Street.

“I heard a lot of that growing up, and I heard really good Mexican music,” the Tucson, Ariz., native, tells The Intelligent Collector. “I heard really traditional huapangos that have indigenous rhythms from Huasteca. They’re not Afro-Cuban rhythms [and] they’re not west African rhythms. They’re Mexican indigenous rhythms, so they really have beautiful rhythms and beautiful local techniques with a lot of falsetto. I like that a lot.”

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Linda Ronstadt  Elaborate Folklorico Costume Worn for Numerous Performances and Events, 1980s-1990s
Linda Ronstadt
Elaborate Folklorico Costume Worn for Numerous Performances and Events, 1980s-1990s
Estimate: $1,000-$2,000

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It was a love that Ronstadt (b.1946) honored with the release of Canciones De Mi Padre (Songs of My Father), the 1987 album that remains the biggest-selling non-English language album in American record history. Her father, Gilbert, was of German, English and Mexican ancestry.

The elaborate folklorico costume Ronstadt wore in the late 1980s and 1990s, and more than two dozen other items consigned directly by the singer, are featured in Heritage’s entertainment auction scheduled for Nov. 12, 2016, in Dallas.

Also included are Ronstadt’s Billboard Award, Playboy Music Awards, and certificates for her Grammy nomination for Blue Bayou (Record of the Year) and Tony nomination for The Pirates of Penzance (Best Performance by a Leading Actress).

“Linda Ronstadt is an American legend,” says Margaret Barrett, director of Heritage’s Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Department in Beverly Hills. “From country and folk-rock to adult contemporary pop and Latin albums, she is one of our living legends. Her fans will appreciate this chance to own pieces from one of music’s most successful performers.” 

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Linda Ronstadt Country Music Association Award
Linda Ronstadt
Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, 1988
Estimate: $1,000-$2,000

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Linda Ronstadt Billboard Number One Award
Linda Ronstadt
Billboard Number One Award for Pop Female Artist of the Year, 1977
Estimate: $800-$1,200

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Linda Ronstadt -- A National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Nomination Plaque
Linda Ronstadt
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Nomination Certificate for the Single Blue Bayou, 1977
Estimate: $1,000-$2,000

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