He then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960, graduating a year later with a degree in Latin and Greek. After law school, Brown returned to California and clerked for California Supreme Court Justice Mathew Tobriner. He also sold the governor’s limo and wouldn’t use the jet plane.
The B-side, “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still in Love With You,” a Hank Williams cover, hit No. That song would also win her a Grammy that year for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.Another song from – the follow-up single, “When Will I Be Loved” – a 1960 Everly Brothers hit, was also a big Ronstadt hit. A review of the song at by Denise Sullivan notes, in part: “…There was no disputing her vocal prowess, but Ronstadt’s choice in repertoire was equally important to her success, as she continually picked heartbreakers and tearjerkers like ‘When Will I Be Loved.’ Oddly, there wasn’t a shred of inauthenticity in the sung sentiments, even though Ronstadt was considered to be a hugely popular singer and sex symbol with an active personal life.In May 1975, her uptempo version of this song hit No. Yet, she gave the song its definitive reading, even more so than the Everly Brothers…” chart and sold over a million copies.1 on both the Billboard albums chart and the Country & Western chart (C&W).The album offered Ronstadt doing a mix of pop covers and contemporary songs.They toured with her for a short period in 1971 and played on Records, meanwhile, perhaps suspecting there might be more upside business opportunity in Ms.
Ronstadt’s voice than they previously believed, began digging up her older tunes and issuing them as compilation albums, one of which appeared in early 1974 under the title, hit No.
Jerry Brown was then California’s Secretary of State.
Linda Ronstadt was in the pre-superstar stage of her musical career, not yet the mega star she would soon become. friendship between Linda Ronstadt and Jerry Brown grew gradually; they had some compatible interests and liked each other’s company. There is a lot more to their respective careers, both before and after 1975, explored later. Back in California in 1969, Brown ran for and won his first elective office, the newly created Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. In that post through 1974, among other things, Brown argued before the California Supreme Court and won cases against Standard Oil of California, International Telephone and Telegraph, Gulf Oil, and Mobil for election law violations.
What follows here is a look back at some of that history. His father, Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown, was then District Attorney of San Francisco and later Governor of California for two terms (1959-1967). Brown followed Ronald Reagan in the Governor’s office, who previously held the post for two terms, 1967-1975.
Young Jerry grew up in San Francisco and graduated from St. In 1955, after a year at Santa Clara University, he entered a Jesuit seminary, intent on becoming a Catholic priest, but left after three years. taking office, Brown garnered some headlines when he canceled the inaugural ball and refused to live in the $1.3 million governor’s mansion that Ronald Reagan had built.
Linda was raised on the family’s ten-acre ranch in Tucson along with three siblings. As a teen, she formed a folk trio with brother Peter and sister Suzy; calling themselves the New Union Ramblers.