Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, to Gilbert Ronstadt (1911–1995), a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co., and Ruth Mary Copeman Ronstadt (1914–1982), a homemaker.

Linda's father Gilbert came from a pioneering Arizona ranching family and was of German and English American descent, with some Mexican ancestry. Her mother Ruth Mary, of German, English, and Dutch descent, was raised in the Flint, Michigan, area.

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