Monday morning, Linda Ronstadt, in the prime of her career, with Tracks of My Tears, yet another great Smokey Robinson penned song.
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Monday morning, atheists believe.
If there is a heaven, then surely one must be greeted by something like the celestial sounds of Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt singing Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush.”
Thanks to YouTuber Don Giller
Linda Ronstadt’s distinctive and bold pop voice cut through a lot of the other sounds of the era. “Different Drum” was the perfect example of the right song for the right singer. Written by Mike Nesmith for The Monkees, the song didn’t click until Linda Ronstadt sung it and changed the gender in the lyrics. It became her first big hit.