Ronstadt inducted into Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame today

2014-04-10T00:00:00Z 2014-04-10T08:26:28Z Ronstadt inducted into Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame todayBy Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today Linda Ronstadt will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — the first native Tucsonan to reach those hallowed halls.

That’s quite a journey for a Tucsonan who graduated from Catalina High School in 1964, still has family in the Old Pueblo and still visits her hometown.

The world knows her as a singer who has excelled in rock, country, standards and mariachi, has won 11 Grammys, two Academy of Country Music Awards, a Latin Grammy Award and an Emmy.

But in Tucson, we’ve known her as a child, high school student, budding artist, and a successful one who hasn’t let fame keep her from doing what she thinks is right.

Read recollections from those who knew her when, as well as a few whose lives she impacted after she was a household name, in today’s Caliente.

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