Linda Ronstadt performs “When Will I be Loved” Live Video.

Reached the number # 1 on the charts of the US Hot Country Songs, remained a total of 14 weeks on the charts. July also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles charts. It was Linda's first solo number one.

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When Will I be Loved:

When Will I Be Loved, this song was written by Phil Everly, the first recording of the song was made on February 18, 1960, it was recorded by The Everly Brothers. “When Will I Be Loved” gave the Everly Brothers a final rockabilly style success.

Single cover Linda Ronstadt ( Capitol 77)
Single cover Linda Ronstadt ( Capitol 77)

Linda’s version was recorded along with the rest of the songs of the album, between June and September 30, 1974, at The Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA, Linda was accompanied on the recording by: Andrew Gold (vocal, guitar, ukulele, piano , drums and percussion), John David Souther (vocals and guitar), Bob Warford and Eddie Black (guitar), Herb Pedersen (banjo, vocal background), Danny Pendleton and Sneaky Pete Kleinow (steel), Kenny Edwards (vocal and bass) , Tom Guidera, Emory Gordy and Chris Ethridge (bass), Russel Kunkel and Dennis St. John (drums), Peter Asher (percussion), David Lindley (fiddle), David Campbell (viola), Dennis Karmazyn (cello) and Jimmy Fadden (harmonica). With the production of Peter Asher, was released on March 25, 1975, on June 14, 1975, reached the number # 1 on the charts of the US Hot Country Songs, remained a total of 14 weeks on the charts. July also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles charts. It was Linda’s first solo number one.

The song was included on the album on Linda’s fifth studio album, Heart Like a Wheel (Capitol 1974), the album was released in November 1974, on February 8, 1975, it reached number # 1 on the US charts. Top Country Albums, remained four weeks in a row in number one, and 42 weeks in lists. The album was certified double platinum in the USA.

Single cover The Everly Bro. ( Cadence 1960 )
Single cover The Everly Bro. ( Cadence 1960 )

 

Some versions:

Don Duke 1960 (Embassy)
The Brooks Brothers 1960 (PYE Records)
John Denver 1966 (JDM)
Tanya Tucker 1975 (MCA)
Billy Swan 1996 (Hallmark Records)

more than 50 versions ………

Linda Ronstadt – When Will I be Loved Lyrics

I’ve been cheated
Been mistreated
When will I be loved?

I’ve been put down
I’ve been pushed ’round
When will I be loved?

When I find a new man
That I want for mine
He always breaks my heart in two
It happens every time

I’ve been made blue
I’ve been lied to
When will I be loved?

When I find a new man
That I want for mine
He always breaks my heart in two
It happens every time

Oh, I’ve been cheated
Been mistreated
When will I be loved?
When will I be loved?
Tell me, when will I be loved?

Single Linda Ronstadt ( Capitol 1977 )
Single Linda Ronstadt ( Capitol 1977 )

Miquel Batlle
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