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Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like A Wheel (Asylum EST 11358); Emmylou Harris: Pieces Of The Sky (Reprise K 54037)

Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, April 1975

OVER RECENT months those familiar figures, the singer/songwriter and the solo artist have made their reappearance on the scene. But if you cast your eyes down the list one thing that quickly becomes apparent is that whereas before it was mostly males who dominated the genie, now it is females who are the main figures: Maria Muldaur, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Dory Previn, Olivia Newton John, Wendy Waldman, Helen Reddy, Anne Murray, etc.

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