the best ever version of Blue Bayou. A longtime favorite.
What a horrible thing for someone whose whole life has been about song and music. I can still just faintly recall the appearance of the Stone Ponys on Ed Sullivan. She was lead singer and I recognized then that she had a superlative voice, owned their two albums and followed her solo career in subsequent years.
It's a damned shame that Parkinsonism or MS or any of the debilitating diseases attack anyone regardless of talent, but seeing someone with a history of great achievement, like Stephen Hawking (ALS) or Linda or those who have to cope with MS (I lost a very good friend to a particularly severe form which never slowed or plateaued but simply crippled and then killed her) is very upsetting.