The singer Linda Ronstadt has said that she is suffering from Parkinson’s disease that has progressed to such a stage that she is no longer able to sing. That is sad because she had a lovely voice.
Here is one of my favorites, her version of Blue Bayou in a live performance back in 1977. The song was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson, and Orbison did a great version of it but his was more up-tempo. By slowing it down, Ronstadt was able to inject a haunting feeling of melancholy and deep longing that never fails to move me whenever I hear it.