Good evening everyone! Hope all is well in your world.
1975-Linda Ronstadt finally breaks through when her album Heart Like a Wheel and single “You’re No Good” both hit #1 in America, establishing her as one of the biggest stars of the ’70s. It took a while: none of her first four solo albums charted higher than #45, no single higher than #25.
2016 Prince protégé Vanity dies at age 57 after years of health problems.
Prince and Vanity were a couple, and she was slated for the female lead in the movie Purple Rain, but when they split, he replaced her in both the film and the group with Apollonia Kotero (the group was re-named Apollonia 6).
After her death, Prince dedicated “Little Red Corvette” to her at a concert in Melbourne, where he said, “She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be.” Two months after Vanity’s passing, Prince dies, also at age 57.
Have a good weekend everyone—a nice long one!
Per request from GND:
And because I’m a sap and two beautiful vocalists: