Happy Birthday to Linda Ronstadt, who turns 68 today (July 15th)!!! Despite being born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Ronstadt, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, came to embody the ’70s California soft-rock sound, alongside such acts as the Eagles and Jackson Browne. Last fall, Ronstadt published her autobiography, called Simple Dreams, via Simon And Schuster. The book chronicled her early years, her ’70s super-stardom, her 1980′s career on Broadway, recording standards — and eventually Mexican folk music, all leading up to her 2009 retirement from the business. In the book, Ronstadt, who has since revealed that she’s battling Parkinson’s disease, has chosen to take the high road by focusing first and foremost on her musical journey, rather than the seamier portions of her personal life.