Monday, December 8, 2014

Linda Ronstadt's "Different Drum"

From the October 31, 2013, Wall Street Jornal by Marc Myers.

Linda Ronstadt was caught by surprise back in 1967 when she showed up at the studio to sing her first lead vocal single with her band, the Stone Poneys.  She was expecting an acoustic ballad.  Instead, she was given a faster arrangement with a rhythm section and string players brought in to replace her band mates.    She had just seconds to figure out how to sing it before the tapes started rolling.

Released in September 1967, it was written by future Monkee Michael Nesmith.  It peaked at #13 in Billboard's Top 100 chart.

One of my favorite performers.

Good Move.  --RoadDog

YOU THINK ENGLISH IS EASY?  I do not object to the object.

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