Without a doubt, Linda Ronstadt was one of the most talented American popular music singers of recent times. Exactly forty years ago to the day, she had a massive worldwide hit with Blue Bayou, which was originally performed by Roy Orbison. In the week ending February 3, 1978, it was the number three song on 3XY's Top 40.
Ronstadt also performed the song on The Muppet Show, which was on television at the time. She managed to keep a straight face during her performance, which shows her professionalism. For health reasons, she has now retired from singing.