Do Dylan and Linda Ronstadt have anything in common? Probably you would say no. However an automated mind map search (google/wiki) reveal several links, like performing at the same concert (Peace Sunday 1982), sharing the same background singer (Clydie King) and manager (Albert Grossman), both being influenced by Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. I would assume Dylan likes Ronstadt singing, as he played her version of the Michael Nesmith song Different Drum on Theme Time Radio Hour. Anyway, Ronstadt admires Dylan in an interview she once said: “Bob Dylan is such a beautiful performer … his phrasing is unbelievable… he’s such a real person too… you just know from his songs that he knows what suffering means. . . Blonde On Blonde was about the height of his being up tight with himself, but instead of getting destroyed he turned around, did “John Wesley Harding” which is so full of spiritual things … it’s honest because he commits himself.”
I always liked the powerful voice of Ronstadt (although not always her choice of songs), so a Dylan/Ronstadt duet would be something.