Linda Ronstadt found it uncomfortable to watch the new documentary film about her.
She tells the Los Angeles Times, "It’s like your whole musical life goes by in a flash. It’s very disorienting.... I’m relieved that it isn’t something that made me look stupid. I do a good enough job of that myself.”
Thinking back about her career, she says, "There are some things I did that I’m pretty happy about... I had a lot of formidable competition. Joni Mitchell and Carole King — I felt like the freshman class and they were the senior class. Fortunately, I’ve never felt that music is a competition, so it doesn’t matter if Joni Mitchell can sing better than I can, or BonnieRaitt, who can sing rings around me anytime. I just did what I did and tried the best that I could."
Ronstadt says she now listens to music via YouTube, enjoying acts as diverse as as Taylor Swift, Sia, Katy Perry and Czech operatic soprano Edita Adlerová.
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice opens next weekend and will air on CNN in early 2020.