#582 Linda Ronstadt / Derek Griffiths – 15 July 1946

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. In total, she has released over 30 solo albums and 15 compilations or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted thirty-eight Billboard Hot 100 singles with twenty-one reaching the top 40, ten to the top 10, three to No. 2, and “You’re No Good” to No. 1. In the UK, her single “Blue Bayou” reached the UK Top 40 and the duet with Aaron Neville, “Don’t Know Much”, peaked at No. 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted thirty-six albums, ten Top 10 albums, and three No. 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Charts.

Derek Griffiths

Derek Griffiths (born 15 July 1946, Woking, Surrey, England) is a British actor who appeared in numerous British children’s television series in the 1960s to 1980s and more recently has played parts in TV drama. In the theatre Griffiths has been particularly associated with the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Ronstadt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Griffiths

Also born on this day:
Louise Edlind Friberg is a Swedish actress and politician.
Dieter Herzog is a former German international football player.
Geoffrey Regan is an English military historian and broadcaster.
Steven Langdon is a Canadian academic, politician, economist, and former parliamentarian.
Tisziji Munoz is an American jazz guitarist
Billy Cross is an American guitarist, singer and producer
Joseph Miró is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives
Ron Diorio is a former Major League Baseball pitcher

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