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    Default Real shame!! Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's

    My dad had this and passed away from it after a 10 year battle a few years ago. It was very sad to see him having to have all the help he did need, especially toward the end when you even need help cleaning up after using the bathroom. The straw i think that broke his will though was having to be fed as with his tremors he could no longer even feed himself, he died two weeks after they started having to do that for him

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    What??!! Linda is my all-time favorite female singer, this is terrible news...
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    That is such a shame, I wish her all the best and thank her for the many great years of music she did provide us with.
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    What a beautiful voice, Hope everything works out for her. So sad.
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    Total Shame! Blue Bayou is one of my reference songs in my system! Between the up and down harmonics,and the snare drums,and that voice,OH that Voice! God Bless her
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    So sorry to hear. What a shi#ty disease.
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    Amen....

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    It is sad but it also reflects the aging of her ("our") generation. There are recent developments using DBS (deep brain stimulation) that are fairly impressive; Parkinson's Disease is one of those degenerative diseases which will probably be mitigated by medical intervention in the not-too-distant future.

    In the meantime, a little homage to Ms Ronstadt as we probably remember her best. Be sure to take note of the headphones (they look like Koss K-6 consumer headphones of the early/mid 1970s) and the fine microphone :-)

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    I heard about this a couple days ago....saddened by the fact...her autobiography will be out shortly...should be a very good read. That Don't Cry Now is an excellent LP...she has many of them!

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    Terrible news. Such a great singer.

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    Such horrible news. For me, "Cry like a windstorm Howl like the wind" is still a personal favorite.


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    Stay strong Linda!
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    Her work with Nelson Riddle is top notch as well. Her LP's are never far from the platter.
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    Terrible way to go. Lovely voice and enormous talent. If she had just kept her politics to herself......
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    Recent article in last Sundays NY times - a real tragedy

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    Very sad to hear.
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