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Joan Baez

1941-01-09 Staten Island, New York City, New York United States

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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.


Boris Vian, un cœur qui battait trop fort Herself 2020-03-13
Joan Baez: The Fare Thee Well Tour 2018/2019 Herself 2019-02-01
Woodstock Herself 2019-05-24
Woody Guthrie All-Star Tribute Concert 1970 herself 2019-03-01
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese The Balladeer 2019-06-11
King in the Wilderness 2018-01-22
Joan Baez: 75th Birthday Celebration 2016-05-06
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Herself 2015-12-20
Hvězdy za železnou oponou Herself (archive footage) 2014-11-25
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" Herself 2013-12-13
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune Self 2011-01-05
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Herself 2009-08-09
Bulles de Vian 2009-06-18
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Herself 2009-01-01
Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound Herself 2009-10-14
Slacker Uprising Herself 2007-09-27
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Herself 2007-09-14
Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror - Live at the Newport Folk Festival Herself 2007-12-07
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005-07-21
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Herself 2002-12-04
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music, The Director's Cut Performer 1997-03-26
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival Herself 1996-02-15
Berkeley in the Sixties Herself (archive footage) 1990-01-01
The Return of Bruno Joan Baez 1987-02-17
In Remembrance of Martin 1986-02-08
Live Aid 1985-07-13
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' Self 1984-01-01
Renaldo and Clara Woman in White 1978-01-25
Bob Dylan - Rolling Thunder Revue - 1975-1976 - Video Anthology Herself 1976-05-23
Bob Dylan: Hard Rain 1976-09-14
The Memory of Justice Herself 1976-10-04
B.B. King & Joan Baez - Live At Sing Sing 1972-01-01
Scruggs: A Festival of Music 1972-06-01
The Making of Silent Running Herself 1972-01-01
Celebration at Big Sur Herself 1971-12-10
Dynamite Chicken 1971-01-20
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self (voice) 1970-03-24
Woodstock Herself 1970-03-26
Dont Look Back Herself 1967-05-17
Festival Herself 1967-10-23
The Big T.N.T. Show Herself 1966-01-07
The March Herself 1964-12-31
The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: More 1973
Woodstock: Untold Stories Herself