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  Linda Ronstadt
Simple Dreams Album and Tour 1977

Simple Dreams 1977
Label: Asylum

Tracks:
1. It's So Easy (B. Holly, N. Petty)
2. Carmelita (W. Zevon)
3. Simple Man, Simple Dream (J. D. Souther)
4. Sorrow Lives Here (E. Kaz)
5. I Never Will Marry (Traditional)
6. Blue Bayou (J. Melson, R. Orbison)
7. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me (W. Zevon)
8. Maybe I'm Right (W. Wachtel)
9. Tumbling Dice (M. Jagger, K. Richards)
10. Old Paint (Traditional)

Credits:
Peter Asher - Background Vocals (1, 8, 10), Tamborine (7), Maracas (7)
Mike Auldridge - Dobro Guitar (5, 10)
David Campbell - String Arrangements (3)
Dan Dugmore - Acoustic Guitar (1, 2, 7), Electric Guitar (9), Steel Guitar (3, 6)
Kenny Edwards - Bass (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9), Mandolin (6), Background Vocals (1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Richard Feves - Double Bass (3)
Steve Forman - Marimba (6)
Don Grolnick - Electric Piano (3, 6), Keyboards, Clavinet (1, 7), Organ (2), Piano (4, 9)
Larry Hagler - Background Vocals (7)
Don Henley - Background Vocals (6)
Dennis Karmazyn - Cello (3)
Rick Marotta - Drums (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9), Synthesized Drums (2, 6, 7), Shaker (3), Cowbell (6)
Dolly Parton - Background Vocals (5)
Herb Pedersen - Background Vocals (10)
Linda Ronstadt - Vocals (1 - 10), Acoustic Guitar (5, 10)
J.D. Souther - Background Vocals (8)
Charles Veal - Violin (3)
Waddy Wachtel - Electric Guitar (1, 2, 7, 8, 9), Acoustic Guitar (2, 5, 6, 8), Guitar Solo (9) Background Vocals (1, 2, 6, 8, 9)

Peter Asher - Producer
Val Garay - Engineer, Mixing
Doug Sax - Mastering
Jim Shea - Photography
Kosh - Art Direction


"Maybe I'm Right"


"it's So Easy"


"Tumbling Dice"


"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"


"Carmelita"


"Blue Bayou"


"I Never Will Marry"





Photo from the Simple Dreams album:
Don Grolnick, Waddy Wachtel, Rick Marotta, Dan Dugmore, Kenny Edwards, Linda Ronstadt
Photo by Jim Shea
Special thanks to Alan Curnow




Billboard on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles 1977.
Photo from the book: Rock 'N' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau.


Simple Dreams (40th Anniversary Edition) album on Rhino Records was released on September 15, 2017.
The CD also includes the live versions of “It’s So Easy”, “Blue Bayou” and “Poor Poor Pitiful Me.”

In conjunction with the release of Linda Ronstadt’s Simple Dreams (40th Anniversary Edition) album on Rhino Records, Christian John Wikane interviewed Linda and Waddy for this great article on PopMatters September 15, 2017.
Article on PopMatters




Simple Dreams Tour 1977
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Tour Band:
Linda Ronstadt - Vocals
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Dan Dugmore - Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Kenny Edwards - Bass, Harmony Vocals
Andrew Gold - Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Don Grolnick - Piano, Keyboards
Rick Marotta - Drums
(Peter Asher - Harmony Vocals in Atlanta and some other gigs)

Photo - L to R: Dan Dugmore, Andrew Gold, Waddy Wachtel, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Rick Marotta

Partial Tour Dates:
8/?/77 University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
8/31/77 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
9/3/77 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
9/16/77 Selland Arena, Fresno, CA
9/17/77 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
9/18/77 San Diego Arena, San Diego, CA
9/29/77 & 10/1/77 Universal Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA (12 straight sold out nights)
10/26/77 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, NJ
10/29/77 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY (2 nights)
11/3/77 Civic Center Auditorium, Atlanta, GA
11/7/77 Capital Centre, Landover, MD
11/16/77 Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
11/17/77 The Summit, Houston, TX
11/18/77 Superdome, New Orleans, LA
12/1/77 Fox Theater, Atlanta GA

December 1, 1977
Old Hoedown - Fox Theater, Atlanta,,GA
Set List:
1. Lose Again
2. That'll Be The Day
3. Blue Bayou
4. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
5. Willin'
6. Faithless Love
7. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
8. When Will I Be Loved
9. Crazy
10. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
11. Desperado
12. Love Me Tender
13. Simple Man, Simple Dream
14. Love Is A Rose
15. Maybe I'm Right
16. It's So Easy
17. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
18. Member Intro - Tumbling Dice
19. You're No Good
20. Sorrow Lives Here
21. Heatwave




Kenny Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold, Waddy Wachtel, Dan Dugmore

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Waddy Wachtel, Rick Marotta, Linda Ronstadt - Photo by Craig Howell - August 1977 University of Texas at Arlington

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Waddy Wachtel, Linda Ronstadt, Rick Marotta, Kenny Edwards - Photo by Richard Dowdy Burbank 1977

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Waddy Wachtel, Rick Marotta, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Dan Dugmore - Photo by Ralph Hulett - 9/18/77 San Diego

Band Intro "Tumbling Dice" "You're No Good"



"Love Me Tender"



Videos of Waddy Wachtel with Linda Ronstadt
Photos of Waddy Wachtel with Linda Ronstadt
Waddy Wachtel with Linda Ronstadt - List of credits with links to pages.

Outside Links:
Linda Ronstadt Fan Site
Linda Ronstadt Fan Site
Simple Dreams at iTunes
Simple Dreams at Amazon


"Maybe I'm Right"
by Waddy Wachtel

Maybe he's right
Maybe I'm wrong
Maybe what I'm saying is the way it should be
Nobody knows when the truth goes by
But everyone tells me that he's happy

Maybe he's gone and found some love
I want to see it for myself
Everyone says just to let him alone
But I can't even sleep no more it worries me so

Why
Why

Maybe I'm right
Maybe he's wrong
And maybe what he's saying is the way it should be
Somebody tried to explain it to me
But they couldn't tell me if he's happy
And I just want to know if he's still happy

written by Robert (Waddy) Wachtel
© 1973 Leadsheet Land (ASCAP)




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