Today in Music History, February 15

On this date 38 years ago in 1975, Linda Ronstadt was atop the U.S. singles charts with her version of the Clint Ballard Jr. penned “You’re No Good.”   The song appeared on her Double Platinum career defining ” Heart Like A Wheel” on Capitol.

Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel

Ronstadt’s version benefited from the contribution of  Andrew Gold.   Gold provided virtually all the track’s instrumentation.   Capitol was unsure whether to release “You’re No Good” or “When Will I Be Loved”  as the lead single off Heart Like a Wheel only deciding to release “You’re No Good” a week after the album’s release.  The track ascended to No. 1 on the  Billboard Hot 100 dated 15 February 1975.   “When Will I Be Loved”  was  the follow-up single.

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One Response to Today in Music History, February 15

  1. Dave says:

    Baby, you’re no good. But Ken Toumey? He’s great!

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