Joan Baez

Joan Baez

83 · Born: Jan 9, 1941

Personal Details

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BornJan 9, 1941 Staten Island, New York, USA

Biography

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.

Career

2020
The Boys Who Said NO!
2019
Rolling Thunder Revue
Rolling Thunder Revue as The Balladeer
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1987
The Return of Bruno
The Return of Bruno as Joan Baez
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1978
Renaldo and Clara
Renaldo and Clara as The Woman in White
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2023
Joan Baez I Am a Noise
2022
Ennio
Ennio
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2021
Song for Cesar
2018
King In The Wilderness
2014
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour
2012
Elvis Found Alive
2011
2007
65 Revisited
Captain Mike Across America
2005
American Masters
1994
American Masters
Woodstock Diary
1990
Berkeley in the Sixties
1986
In Remembrance of Martin
1985
Live Aid
Live Aid
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1984
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'
1976
Hard Rain
Hard Rain
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The Memory of Justice
1974
Sing Sing Thanksgiving
1971
Celebration at Big Sur
Woodstock
Woodstock
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1967
Festival
Festival
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Don't Look Back
1966
The Big T.N.T. Show