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Joan Baez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist. Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues. Baez began her career performing in coffeehouses in Boston and Cambridge, and rose to fame as an unbilled performer at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts for two years. Baez had a popular hit song with "Diamonds & Rust" and hit covers of Phil Ochs's "There but for Fortune" and The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". Other songs associated with Baez include "Farewell, Angelina", "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word", "Joe Hill", "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "We Shall Overcome". She performed three of the songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, helped to bring the songs of Bob Dylan to national prominence, and has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights and the environment. Baez performed publicly for over 52 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. She is regarded as a folk singer, although her music has diversified since the 1960s, encompassing everything from folk rock and pop to country and gospel music. Although a songwriter herself, Baez is generally regarded as an interpreter of other people's work, having recorded songs by The Allman Brothers Band, The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, The Rolling Stones, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and many others. In recent years, she has found success interpreting songs of modern songwriters such as Ryan Adams, Steve Earle and Natalie Merchant. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Baez, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 9, 1941 In Staten Island, New York City, New York United States
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In the movie The Big T.N.T. Show 1966-01-07
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Movie Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 2019-06-11
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Movie Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese The Balladeer 2019-06-11
Movie Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Self 2015-12-20
Movie Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" Self 2013-12-13
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Self 2009-01-01
Movie Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Self 2009-08-09
Movie Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound Self 2009-10-14
Movie 65 Revisited 2007-01-01
Movie Slacker Uprising Self 2007-09-27
Movie Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival Self 1996-02-15
Movie The Return of Bruno Joan Baez 1987-02-17
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie Renaldo and Clara Woman in White 1978-01-25
Series The Muppet Show 1976-09-05
Movie The Making of Silent Running Self 1972-01-01
Movie Scruggs: A Festival of Music Self 1972-06-01
Movie Dynamite Chicken 1971-01-20
Movie Celebration at Big Sur Self 1971-12-10
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self 1970-03-24
Movie Dont Look Back Self 1967-05-17
Movie Festival Self 1967-10-23
Movie The Big T.N.T. Show Self 1966-01-07
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