Joan Baez

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Real name is Joan Chandos Baez
Was born at 9 January 1941 (now is 77 years old) in Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA

'Joan Baez' was the middle daughter of Albert Vinicio and JoanBridge Baez. At age 10, her father took a job (and the family) toBaghdad, Iraq, for a year, after which they moved to Palo Alto, CA,home of Stanford University. In 1956, she bought her first guitar andheard 'Martin Luther King' , Jr. 's lecture on nonviolence; thefollowing year, she heard Ira Sandperl, a Gandhian scholar, who alsoinfluenced her strongly.

She graduated from Palo Alto High School in1958, failed with a demo album, and move the next year to Massachusettswhere her father had taken a teaching position at MIT. She performed atClub 47, a folk music club in Cambridge, and participated in an album"Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square". The same year, she met Odetta andBob Gibson while she was performing at Chicago's The Gate Of Horn. Bobinvited her to perform July 11 at the Newport Folk Festival, whichlaunched her fame as a folksinger. Her first album for Vanguard, "JoanBaez" (1960), was a huge success.

The following year, she met'Bob Dylan' and released her second very successful album,followed the year later by many southern civil-rights performances and"Joan Baez in Concert" (a Grammy nominee). She launched a tax revolt aspart of her protest of the Vietnam war, protested 'Pete Seeger' 'sexclusion by ABC-TV, and joined in the Free Speech Movement at Berkeleyand the civil rights march in Selma AL. In 1967, she spent two briefperiods in jail for anti-war protests. In 1969, she gave birth toGabriel Earl while his father, 'David Harris (VIII)' , was serving20 months of a three year sentence for draft resistance. In 1971, hersongs were featured in the films Sacco e Vanzetti (1971) (akaSacco And Vanzetti) and "Celebration At Big Sur".

A 1974 world tourincluded Japan, Australia, Israel, Lebanon, Tunisia and Argentina. The1978 film Renaldo and Clara (1978) featured her performances in'Bob Dylan' 's Rolling Thunder tours. In 1980, Antioch Universityand Rutgers University awarded her the honorary Doctor of HumaneLetters for her music and her activism. Next year, PBS aired thedocumentary "There But For Fortune: Joan Baez in Latin America". Thealbums, causes and concerts continue, far too numerous to list here.

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There is some small facts about Joan Baez:
  • Sister of 'Mimi Fariña' .
  • Unsuccessfully sued cartoonist 'Al Capp' for libel after parodying her as "Joanie Phoanie" in his comic strip "Li'l Abner" in 1966.
  • Father, Albert Vinicio Baez, is from Puebla, Mexico.
  • Mother, Joan Bridge, was born in Edinburgh, UK and is of English-Scottish descent.
  • Ranked #27 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
  • Built a treehouse in a tall oak tree behind her home.
  • Her son makes musical instruments.
  • From the age of eighteen into her forties, she sought therapy to handle her intense stage fright.
  • Strong supporter of the Civil Rights and the anti-war movement in the 1960s and 1970s. During Christmas of 1972, she joined a peace delegation traveling to North Vietnam.
  • Longtime companion of 'Bob Dylan' from 1962 to 1965.
  • Played a significant role in the Live Aid (1985) (TV) concert opening the US segment of the show in Philadelphia (13 July 1985).
  • Resides in Woodside, California.
  • 'Hunter S. Thompson' once corresponded with her. His nickname for her was "Joanie".
  • Once lived next door to 'Hunter S. Thompson' .
  • Sister-in-law of 'Richard Farina (I)' .
  • Ex-sister-in-law of 'Milan Melvin' .
  • Close friend of 'Kris Kristofferson (I)' .
  • (March 2004) Travels by bus on a musical tour of the United States.
  • (March 2007) Her father, Albert V. Baez, died 20 March 2007 at a nursing home in San Mateo County, California, USA.
  • (March 2004) Lives with her ninety year old mother in a home Woodside, California.
Also look some video clip about Joan Baez:
There is the list of movies, where Joan Baez was taked part:
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1 Earl Scruggs: The Bluegrass Legend - Family & Friends movie Earl Scruggs: The Bluegrass Legend - Family & Friends 1972 as Herself - Performer
2 Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time movie Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time 2004 as Herself
3 For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival movie For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival 2012 as Herself
4 Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune movie Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune 2010 as Friend/Musician/Activist
5 Save the Farm movie Save the Farm 2011 as Herself - Singer & Activist
6 Sing Sing Thanksgiving movie Sing Sing Thanksgiving 1974 as Herself - Performer
7 South Central Farm: Oasis in a Concrete Desert. movie South Central Farm: Oasis in a Concrete Desert. 2008 as Herself - Singer & Activist
8 The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival movie The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 2007 as Herself
9 The Stars Behind the Iron Curtain movie The Stars Behind the Iron Curtain 2014 as Herself
10 Songs, Chansons, Lieder movie Songs, Chansons, Lieder 1966 as Herself - Musician
11 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour movie The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 as Herself
12 50 y más movie 50 y más 2005 as Herself
13 65 Revisited movie 65 Revisited 2007 as Herself
14 A 60s Reunion with Bill Graham: A Night at the Fillmore movie A 60s Reunion with Bill Graham: A Night at the Fillmore 1986 as Herself
15 An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. movie An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 1986 as Herself
16 Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis movie Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 as Herself
17 Berkeley in the Sixties movie Berkeley in the Sixties 1990 as Herself
18 Bulles de Vian movie Bulles de Vian 2009 as Herself
19 Captain Mike Across America movie Captain Mike Across America 2007 as Herself
20 Carry It On movie Carry It On 1970 as Herself
21 Celebration at Big Sur movie Celebration at Big Sur 1971 as Herself
22 Dont Look Back movie Dont Look Back 1967 as Herself
23 Dynamite Chicken movie Dynamite Chicken 1971 as Herself
24 Ein Leben wie im Flug movie Ein Leben wie im Flug 2007 as Herself
25 El disco del año 06 movie El disco del año 06 2006 as Herself
26 Elvis Found Alive movie Elvis Found Alive 2012 as Herself
27 Festival movie Festival 1967 as Herself
28 Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action movie Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action 2008 as Herself
29 Hard Rain movie Hard Rain 1976 as Herself
30 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 as Herself: Folk Singer/Activist
31 In Our Hands movie In Our Hands 1984 as Herself
32 In Remembrance of Martin movie In Remembrance of Martin 1986 as Herself
33 In the Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter movie In the Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter 1995 as Herself
34 Joan Baez: Rebel Icon movie Joan Baez: Rebel Icon 2015 as Herself
35 Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 movie Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 2009 as Herself
36 Live Aid movie Live Aid 1985 as Herself
37 Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued movie Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued 2014 as Herself
38 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival movie Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 as Herself
39 No Place to Hide movie No Place to Hide 1970 as Herself
40 Nur mit Liedern geht es nicht movie Nur mit Liedern geht es nicht 1980 as Herself - Musician
There is the list of interview of Joan Baez:
  • "The Guardian" (UK), 24 January 2006, by: Emma Brockes, "Q: Didn't hanging out with Dylan and the Beatles feel like intruding on a boys' club? A: Yeah. So I'd make tea. And dry Dylan's sweaty vests"
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 5 November 1987, Iss. 512, pg. 163-164, by: Mike Sager, "Joan Baez"
There is the list of some articles of Joan Baez:
  • "The Huffington Post" (USA), 26 June 2013, by: Jared Feldschreiber, "No 'Joanie Phonie' Here: Joan Baez Radiates in Newark Concert"
  • "Contra Costa Times" (USA), 17 November 2008, by: Jim Harrington, "Joan Baez Talks Up 2 Men in Her Life: Obama and Steve Earle"
  • "San Jose Mercury News" (USA), 15 November 2008, by: Jon Bream, "With her 24th album getting a warm reception, Joan Baez Talks About Her Music and Life"
  • "Chicago Tribune" (USA), 13 November 2008, by: Bob Gendron, "No Protesting from Baez on This Occasion"
  • "The Advocate" (USA), 14 June 1994, Iss. 657, pg. 101, by: Janis Ian, "Saving Joan Baez From Drowning"
  • "Superhebdo" (France), 6 August 1970, Iss. 18, pg. 38, "Les princes du "folk" : Joan Baez"
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 11 June 1970, Iss. 60, by: Gary von Tersch, "One Day at a Time"
There is the list of some printed articles of Joan Chandos Baez:
  • "Honolulu Star-Bulletin" (Hawaii), 21 December 2006, pg. D 3, "Grammy award"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 7, Iss. 1, pg. 78-79, by: staff, "Return To Gender: Joan Baez"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1986, Vol. 33, Iss. 11, pg. 195, by: Paul Natkin, "Grapevine: Giving Peace a Chance"
The image of Joan Chandos Baez was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 14 April 1983
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 29 April 1974
  • "Time" (USA), 23 November 1962
There is the list of some quotes of Joan Baez:
  • You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
  • It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
  • [interview in Time magazine, 11/23/62] Anything called a hootenanny ought to be shot on sight, but the whole country is having one. A hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz, and all over the U.S. there is a great reverberate twang. Guitars and banjos akimbo, folk singers inhabit smoky metropolitan crawl space; they sprawl on the floors of college rooms; near the foot of ski trails, they keep time to the wheeze and sputter of burning logs; they sing homely lyrics to the combers of the Pacific. They are everybody and anybody. A civil engineer performs in his off-hours in the folk bins of the Midwest. So do débutantes, university students, even a refugee from an Eastern girl's-school choir. Everywhere, there are bearded pop singers and clean-cut dilettantes. There are gifted amateurs and serious musicians. New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and San Francisco all have shoals of tiny coffee shops, all loud with basic folk sound--a pinched and studied wail that is intended to suggest flinty hills or clumpy prairies.
  • On truth: Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
  • The fact is I can't sing most of these early folk ballads any more, because I've lost that high register. When I do sing them I have to take them down a few semitones. I'm much more comfortable singing songs by 'Steve Earle (I)' or 'Natalie Merchant' or 'Ryan Adams (II)' , where I'm in a different zone. My voice is much lower these days, and I prefer it. There's also a lot less vibrato, because the ends of the vocal cords start to calcify. You do hear some people my age who shouldn't still be singing, where the vibrato is very wide and out of control and not very attractive. I try to avoid that!
  • I think I wrote one spectacular song ['Diamonds and Rust'] and a bunch of A-minuses or B-s, and that's it. I think that's just how it is and that's fine.
  • The era in which I came on the scene was a ten-year period of exceptional talent. I mean, nobody could top Dylan; they've been trying for years. Nobody can really top John Lennon. So what what we're looking for - what people in general are looking for and longing for - are the universal songs that bring us together, and that are of really high quality. But those are hard to find. I know that the Occupy movement was looking for the right songs and they ended up singing 'We Shall Overcome' and 'Blowin' in the Wind' because the songs that the group was looking for didn't exist.
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