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Think: Gilbert Ronstadt, hardware store owner

the sea: Ruth Mary (Coopman) Ronstadt, homemaker

Children: Adopted by: Carlos and Mary Clementine

Education: He attended the University of Arizona in 1964.

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She was the first female artist to have four consecutive platinum albums.

Nominated for 27 Grammy Awards and won 11. He has also been honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominated for a Tony Award and an Emmy Award. He won an Emmy Award.

He explored many styles of music, including folk, rock, country, opera, jazz and mariachi.

She played Mabel in the Broadway, television and film versions of “Pirates of Penzance.”

His grandfather, Lloyd Groff Koopman, was an American inventor who held hundreds of patents, including the first electric stove.

Working as backing musicians, Glenn Frey and Don Henley formed the Eagles.


1964 – Ronstadt moved to Los Angeles and formed the Stone Ponies with Bob Kimmel and Kenny Edwards.

1967-1968 – The Stone Ponies released three albums on Capitol Records.

1969 – He released his first solo album “Hand Sown … Home Grown” on Capitol Records.

28 February 1976 – She won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “I Can’t Help It (I’m Still In Love with You)”.

February 19, 1977 – She won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Huston Down the Wind”.

14 October 1977 – Sing the National Anthem in Game 3 of the World Series.

1987 – Ronstadt released her mariachi album, “Songs of My Father”. It is currently the best-selling non-English album in US history.

March 2, 1988 – She won a Grammy Award with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, Vocals with “Trio”.

22 February 1989 – He won a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance for “Canciones de Mi Padre”.

September 17, 1989 – He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for his PBS concert “Great Performance: Songs of My Father.”

21 February 1990 – She won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Aaron Neville, vocals for “Don’t Know Much”.

20 February 1991 – He won a Grammy with Aaron Neville for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for “All My Life.”

24 February 1993 – He won Grammys for Best Mexican-American Album for “Mas Canciones” and Best Tropical Latin Album for “Frenesi.”

6 May 1996 – They perform at the White House for President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.

26 February 1997 – He won a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Music Album for “Dedicated to the One I Love.”

23 February 2000 – He won a Grammy Award, along with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “After the Gold Rush”.

2009-2010 – He is the artistic director of the San Jose Mariachi and Mexican…

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