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People: Dec. 8, 1986

The notion of a country-rock and torch-ballad singer fronting an electronic avant-garde ensemble may seem fairly far out, but it appeared to be a normal idea to...

Medicine: Live from the Operating Room

Open-heart surgery as entertainment While millions of Americans watched Linda Ronstadt rock through Get Closer on last week's Grammy Award show, millions of...

Music: Roundup at the Rock Corral

From lush Linda to contrary Kinks, a list of holiday pleasures Bruce Springsteen: Shut Out the Light (Columbia). This single song is under four minutes long...

Going for a Knockout

After Iowa, Mondale is slugging, Glenn is sagging, and Hart is hanging in First Des Moines and Cedar Rapids in Iowa, then Manchester and Concord in New...

Show Business: Hail, Poetry

Linda Ronstadt & Co. put Pirates of Penzance on film "Moviemaking is like working in a factory gluing fenders on cars. Three minutes and stop, three minutes...

Show Business: Silly Songs and Smiling Faces

A new old musical, The Pirates of Penzance, captures Broadway It is a most improbable hit: a dusty, century-old operetta that nearly everybody has seen—and...

Linda Down the Wind

She sings, oh Lord, with a rowdy spin of styles — country, rhythm and blues, rock, reggae, torchy ballad — fused by a rare and rambling voice that calls up...

The Cooling of America

Mud splats against wheel wells. The transmission howls. Linda Ronstadt, a half-ton Chevy pickup with a ton of yellow birch cordwood aboard, has sunk to her...

Living: The New Wheels

Roller-skating takes off Every weekday morning, Mechanical Engineer John Buchan, 23, dresses neatly in a suit and tie and roller-skates seven miles across San...

Time Essay: A Remebrance of Things Future

It is written: Jackie Onassis will become an ambassador. Bralessness will sag in popularity. Kidnapers will threaten Donny Osmond. Dr. Jonas Salk will find a...

Nation: Making the African Scene

Was he just another American innocent abroad? It certainly seemed so. "They live in that?" he questioned incredulously, as he squatted in front of a hut built...

A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 28, 1977

The superstars of rock music inhabit a looking-glass world made up of equal parts of glamour and innocence—plus roistering, perpetual motion. For this week's...

People, Sep. 5, 1977

At Riverside Park in Agawam, Mass., the main attraction was the Kennedy clan. Paterfamilias Ted braved the Thunderbolt roller coaster with Teddy Jr., 15,...

Rock 'n' Roll's Leading Lady

She don't like my kick pleat skirt She don't like my eyelids painted green She don't like me staying up late In my high-heeled shoes Living for that Rock...

Music: Pick of the Pops

Neil Sedaka: Sedaka's Back (Rocket). As an early '60s teen-age idol of prom crowds in strapless formals and ducktail haircuts, Sedaka wrote more than 75 top...

People, Aug. 14, 1978

On the last leg of a honeymoon that commenced in Tahiti, Princess Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot strolled on the Ocean City, N.J., beach like a couple of...

A Blast from the Past.

ELECTION ROAD TRIP 2010 At the beginning of her campaign for governor of California, Meg Whitman said that a book I'd written, Politics Lost, would be her guide...

The Brown-Whitman Debate: Blast from the Past

At the beginning of her campaign for governor of California, Meg Whitman said that a book I'd written, Politics Lost, would be her guide. The book was a plea for...