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Joan Baez
Joan Baez in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2003
Background information
Birth name Joan Chandos Baez
Born January 9, 1941(1941-01-09) (age 66)
Origin Staten Island, New York
Genre(s) Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Roots Rock, Americana, pop, Rock, Gospel, Country, Acoustic
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Djembe
Years active 1958—present
Label(s) Vanguard (1960–1971)
A&M (1972–1977)
Portrait/CBS (1977–1981)
Gold Castle (1987–1991)
Virgin (1991–1993)
Guardian (1995–2002)
Koch (2003–present)
Associated
acts
Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Dar Williams, Janis Ian, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mimi Farina, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, The Indigo Girls, Donovan & The Grateful Dead
Website joan baez.com

Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. She is a soprano with a three-octave vocal range[1] and a distinctively rapid vibrato. Many of her songs are topical and deal with social issues. Download high resolution version (585x768, 65 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Staten Island (IPA: ) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... “NY” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), almost universally known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and author. ... Odetta (b. ... Dar Williams (full name Dorothy Snowden Williams, born 1967) is an American singer-songwriter specializing in what can be described as folk-pop. She frequents folk festivals across the nation, such as the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York. ... Janis Ian (born April 7, 1951[1]) is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumental musician, columnist, and science fiction author. ... Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning country/folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, with a diverse musical style that is sometimes said to be unclassifiable. ... 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She is best known for her 1970s hits "Diamonds & Rust" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" -- and to a lesser extent,"We Shall Overcome" "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "Joe Hill" (songs she performed at the 1969 Woodstock festival). She is also well known due to her early and long-lasting relationship with Bob Dylan and her even longer-lasting passion for activism, notably in the areas of nonviolence, civil and human rights and, in more recent years, the environment. She has performed publicly for nearly 50 years, released over 30 albums and recorded songs in over eight languages. She is considered a folksinger although her music has strayed from folk considerably after the 1960s, encompassing everything from rock and pop to country and gospel. Although a songwriter herself, especially in the mid-1970s, Baez is most often regarded as an interpreter of other people's work, covering songs by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and myriad others. In more recent years, she has found success interpreting songs of diverse songwriters such as Steve Earle, Natalie Merchant and Ryan Adams. Diamonds & Rust was a 1975 song written and performed by Joan Baez, which is said to describe her relationship with Bob Dylan ten years prior. ... The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a song written by Robbie Robertson and first recorded by The Band in 1969. ... We Shall Overcome is a protest song that became a key anthem of the US civil rights movement. ... Sweet Sir Galahad is a song written by Joan Baez, which she first performed in 1969 at Woodstock; she subsequently included it on her 1970 album One Day at a Time. ... Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, and also known as Joseph Hillström (October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915) was a radical songwriter, labor activist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also known as the Wobblies. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence) can be both a political strategy or moral philosophy that rejects the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political change. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him one of the standouts in Southern Californias confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... Not to be confused with Bryan Adams David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. ...

Contents

Biography

The Beginning

Joan Baez's father, Albert Baez, was born in Puebla, Mexico. His father (and Joan's grandfather), the Rev. Alberto Baez, had left the Catholic faith to become a Methodist minister and moved to the U.S. when Albert was two. Albert Baez grew up in Brooklyn, where his father preached to - and advocated for - a Spanish-speaking congregation.[2] Joan Baez's father considered becoming a minister as well before he turned to the study of mathematics and physics. Albert V. Baez, Ph. ... Nickname: Location of Puebla in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico State Puebla Founded 1531 Government  - Mayor Enrique Doger (PRI) Area  - City 546 km²  (211 sq mi) Elevation 2,175 m (7,136 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,485,941  - Density 5,741/km² (14,869. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


Baez's mother, Joan Bridge Baez (often referred to as Joan Senior or "Big Joan" due to her daughter's fame) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the second daughter of an Episcopal minister. Joan Senior and Albert met at a High School dance in Madison, New Jersey and quickly fell in love. After their marriage, the newlyweds moved to California. Due to Albert's work in education and with UNESCO, the couple moved around the country (and around the world) bringing with them their growing brood of three young daughters; Pauline Thalia, Joan Chandos and Margarita Mimi. For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ...


Early life & political influences

Joan Baez was born on Staten Island to a family of Mexican, English and Scottish descent. The family converted to Quakerism during her early childhood. Her father Albert Baez, a physicist (co-inventor of the x-ray microscope and author of one of the most widely used physics textbooks in the U.S.), refused to work on the "Manhattan Project" to build an atomic bomb at Los Alamos,[citation needed] a decision which had a profound effect on young Joan; he also refused lucrative defense industry jobs during the height of the Cold War. Staten Island (IPA: ) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... This article is about the English as a nation. ... “Scot” redirects here. ... -1... Albert V. Baez, Ph. ... Not to be confused with physician, a person who practices medicine. ... An X-ray microscope uses electromagnetic radiation in the soft X-ray band to produce images of very small objects. ... The Manhattan Project resulted in the creation of the first nuclear weapons, and the first-ever nuclear detonation, known as the Trinity test of July 16, 1945. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... Los Alamos National Laboratory, aerial view from 1995. ... The AK-47 has been produced in greater numbers than any other assault rifle and has been used in conflicts all over the world. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


The family was forced to move frequently because of Albert Baez's work, living in different towns across the United States, as well as in France, Switzerland, Italy, and the Middle East, including Iraq, where they stayed in 1951. Joan, at the time only ten years old, was deeply influenced by the poverty and inhumane treatment suffered by the local population in Baghdad. While there, she saw animals and people beaten to death, and legless children dragging themselves down filthy streets begging for money. She later wrote that she felt a certain affinity with the beggars in the streets, and that Baghdad and the suffering of its people became a "part" of her. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ...


In 1956, Baez first heard a young Martin Luther King, Jr speak about nonviolence, civil rights and social change, and the speech brought tears to her eyes. Several years later, the two became friends, later marching and demonstrating together on numerous occasions. That same year, Baez also bought her first guitar and began entertaining her fellow students at school by singing and playing. It was her only means of making friends, as she was alienated both from the Mexican students because she did not speak Spanish, and from the white students on account of her darker skin and Mexican last name and heritage. Martin Luther King Jr. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence) can be both a political strategy or moral philosophy that rejects the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political change. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... It has been suggested that Social development be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Demonstration. ...


In 1957, at age 16, Joan committed her first act of civil disobedience by refusing to leave her Palo Alto Senior High School classroom in northern California for an air-raid drill. After the bells rang, students were to leave the school, make their way to their home air-raid shelters, and pretend they were surviving an atomic blast. Protesting what she believed to be misleading government propaganda, Baez refused to leave her seat when instructed and continued reading a book. For this act she was punished by school officials, and was ostracized by the local population for being a supposed "communist infiltrator".[citation needed] Anti-war activist Midge Potts is arrested for civil disobedience on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States on February 9, 2005. ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of the Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California... The old United States civil defense logo. ... It has been suggested that Fallout Shelter be merged into this article or section. ... For the 1989 computer game, see Nuclear War (computer game). ... Soviet Propaganda Poster during the World War II. The text reads Red Army Fighter, SAVE US! Chinese propaganda poster from during the Cultural Revolution. ... Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ...


That same year, for 50 dollars, Baez bought her first Gibson guitar. At her aunt's behest, Baez attended a concert by the "daddy of folk music," Pete Seeger and soon began practicing the songs of his repertoire and performing them publicly. She also began teaching herself the ukulele, and before long began singing for her classmates. This article is about the American musical instrument manufacturer. ... Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), almost universally known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and author. ... The ukulele (Hawaiian: , IPA pronunciation: ; Anglicised pronunciation usually IPA: ), sometimes spelled ukelele (particularly in the UK) or uke, is a chordophone classified as a plucked lute; it is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, generally with four strings or four courses of strings. ...


The college music scene in Massachusetts

In 1958, Dr. Baez accepted a faculty position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and moved his family to Belmont in the Boston area. The area was at the time the center of the up-and-coming folk music scene, and Joan began busking locally in the Boston/Cambridge area, also performing in clubs, and attending Boston University (which she later quit attending in order to concentrate on her career.) It was in 1958, at the Club 47 Mount Auburn in Cambridge (which would later become her most noted venue), where she gave her first concert. The audience consisted of Baez's two parents, her sister Mimi, and a small group of friends (a grand total of eight patrons.) She was paid ten dollars. Baez was later asked back and began performing twice a week for $20 per show. A scant few months later, Baez and two other folk enthusiasts made plans to record an album in the cellar of a friend's house. The three sang solos and duets, a family friend designed the album cover, and it was released that same year as Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square. Baez later met Bob Gibson and the reigning queen of folk Odetta, whom Baez cites as a primary influence alongside Marian Anderson and Pete Seeger. Gibson invited Baez to perform alongside him at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival, where the two did two duets to "Virgin Mary Had One Son" and "We Are Crossing Jordan River." The performance generated substantial buzz for the "barefoot Madonna" with the otherworldly voice and it was this appearance that led to Baez signing with Vanguard Records the following year (although not before the more established label, Columbia Records tried to nab her for their own. Baez later claimed that she felt she would be given more artistic license at a more "low key" label.) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1859 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  4. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Club Passim is a folk music club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Folksingers Round Harvard Square is the first album featuring Joan Baez. ... Bob Gibson about 1960 Samuel Robert (Bob) Gibson (November 16, 1931 - September 28, 1996) was a folk singer who led a folk music revival in the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Odetta (b. ... Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993),[1] was an American contralto, perhaps best remembered for her performance on Easter Sunday, 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. // Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), almost universally known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and author. ... The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, and his partner, Albert Grossman. ... Walking barefoot Going barefoot is the practice of not wearing shoes, socks, or other foot covering. ... Look up Madonna in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Vanguard Records was a record label set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...


Amidst this, Baez met her first real boyfriend -- and first lover -- a young man by the name of Michael, who, in 1979, inspired her song "Michael." Michael was a fellow student from the West Indies who, like Baez, only attended classes occasionally. The two spent a considerable amount of time together, but Baez was unable to balance her blossoming career and her relationship. The two bickered and made love back and forth, but it was apparent to Baez that Michael was beginning to resent her success and newfound local celebrity. One night she saw him kissing another woman on a street corner. The relationship remained intact for several years, long after the two moved to California together in 1960. Baez also had a relationship with a woman named Kim, and in later years told reporters that she considered herself bisexual. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ...


First albums & 1960s breakthrough

Baez' true professional career began at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival; she recorded her first album for a major label, Joan Baez, the following year on Vanguard Records. The collection of traditional folk ballads, blues and laments sung to her own guitar accompaniment sold moderately well. The album featured many popular Child Ballads of the day, such as "Mary Hamilton" and was recorded in only four days in the ballroom of New York's Manhattan Towers Hotel. The album also included "El Preso Numero Nueve," a song sung entirely in Spanish. The same song would later appear on Baez' 1974 Spanish-language album, "Gracias A La Vida." The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, and his partner, Albert Grossman. ... Joan Baez, Vanguard, 1960 Joan Baez was singer Joan Baez 1960 self-titled debut album. ... Vanguard Records was a record label set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York. ... The Child Ballads are a collection of 305 ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants, collected by Francis James Child. ... Mary Hamilton (aka The Four Marys) is a Sixteenth Century ballad that tells the story of Mary Hamilton, one of the four Marys, all of whom were ladies-in-waiting to Mary Queen of Scots. ...


Her second release, Joan Baez, Vol. 2 in 1961 went gold, as did Joan Baez in Concert, Parts 1 and 2 (released in 1962 and 1963, respectively). Like its immediate predecessor, Joan Baez, Vol. 2 contained strictly traditional material. Her two albums of live material, Joan Baez in Concert and its second counterpart, were unique in that, unlike most live albums, they contained only new songs, rather than established favorites. It was the second installment of "In Concert" that features Baez' first ever Bob Dylan cover. From the early to mid-1960s, Baez emerged at the forefront of the American roots revival, where she introduced her audiences to the then-unknown Bob Dylan (the two became romantically involved in late 1962, remaining together through early 1965), and was emulated by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. Joan Baez, Vol. ... Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1 was a live album taken from the singers 1962 concert tours. ... Joan Baez, Vol. ... Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1 was a live album taken from the singers 1962 concert tours. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... A roots revival (folk revival) is a trend which includes young performers popularizing the traditional musical styles of their ancestors. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Judy Collins Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ...

Pack up Your Sorrows, French single, 1966
Pack up Your Sorrows, French single, 1966

Baez first got a taste of commercial success when the single "There But For Fortune" (written by Phil Ochs) became a top-ten hit in the UK in 1964. Baez was profoundly influenced by the British Invasion and began augmenting her acoustic guitar on 1965's Farewell Angelina, which features a number of Dylan songs interspersed with more traditional fare. Deciding to experiment after having exhausted the "folksinger with guitar" format, Baez turned to Peter Schickele, a classical composer, who in turn provided classical orchestration for her next three albums: 1966's Noël, 1967's Joan and 1968's Baptism. Noël was a Christmas album of traditional material, while Baptism was akin to a concept album; it featured Baez reading and singing poems written by world-famous poets such as James Joyce, Federico García Lorca and Walt Whitman. Image File history File links French single, 1966 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links French single, 1966 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... There But For Fortune was a 1989 compilation that summed up the three albums that Phil Ochs recorded for Elektra Records between 1964 and 1966. ... For other uses, see British Invasion (disambiguation). ... Farewell, Angelina was a 1965 album by Joan Baez. ... Peter Schickele (born Johann Peter Schickele, July 17, 1935) is an American composer, musical educator and parodist, perhaps best known for his comedy music albums featuring music he wrote as P. D. Q. Bach. ... James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Séamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... Federico García Lorca Federico García Lorca (June 5, 1898 – August 19, 1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, also remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. ... Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819–March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ...


In the tumultuous year that was 1968, Baez traveled to Nashville, where a marathon recording-session resulted in not one, but two albums: Any Day Now, a record consisting exclusively of Dylan covers (one, "Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word," was never recorded by Dylan and has become a Baez staple) and the country-fused David's Album recorded for husband David Harris, a prominent anti-Vietnam War protester and organizer eventually imprisoned for draft resistance. The pair married in 1968 and divorced in 1973. Harris, a country music fan, turned Baez toward more complex country rock influences beginning with David's Album. In 1969, Baez' appearance at the historic Woodstock music festival in upstate New York afforded her an international musical and political podium, particularly upon the successful release of the like-titled documentary film. Her 1971 cover of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" was a hit in the United States. Beginning in the late 1960s, Baez began writing many of her own songs, beginning with "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "A Song For David" (the latter written after husband David Harris was imprisoned for draft-evasion.) Her most famous self-penned tune is "Diamonds & Rust," which is theorized to be a wistful recollection of her affair with Dylan. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Any Day Now was a Joan Baez double LP from 1968, made up exclusively of Bob Dylan songs. ... Love is Just a Four-Letter Word is a song written by Bob Dylan, and long associated with Joan Baez, who has recorded it numerous times, and performed it throughout her career. ... Davids Album was a 1969 album by Joan Baez, recorded in Nashville. ... David Harris (born 1946 in Fresno, California) is an American journalist and author. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... A draft dodger, draft evader or draft resister, is a person who avoids (dodges) or otherwise violates the conscription policies of the nation in which he or she is a citizen or resident, by leaving the country, going into hiding, attempting to fraudulently obtain conscientious objector status, or by open... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Davids Album was a 1969 album by Joan Baez, recorded in Nashville. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a song written by Robbie Robertson and first recorded by The Band in 1969. ... Diamonds & Rust was a 1975 song written and performed by Joan Baez, which is said to describe her relationship with Bob Dylan ten years prior. ...


Baez and David Harris: "The Wedding Of The Century"

In October 1967, Baez, her mother, and nearly seventy other women had been arrested for supporting young men who refused military induction. They were esconced in the Santa Rita Jail, and it was here that Baez met David Harris, who was kept on the men's side but who still managed to visit with Baez regularly. The two formed a close bond upon their release and Baez moved into his draft resistance commune in the hills above Stanford. The pair had only known each other for three months when they decided to wed. After confirming the news to the Associated Press, media outlets began dedicating ample press to the impending nuptials (at one point, Time magazine referred to it as the "Wedding of the Century.") “Conscript” redirects here. ... Santa Rita Jail is a county jail located in Dublin, Alameda County, California adjacent to the Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, and operated by the Alameda County Sheriffs Office. ... David Harris (born 1946 in Fresno, California) is an American journalist and author. ... A draft dodger, draft evader or draft resister, is a person who avoids (dodges) or otherwise violates the conscription policies of the nation in which he or she is a citizen or resident, by leaving the country, going into hiding, attempting to fraudulently obtain conscientious objector status, or by open... A Commune is a kind of intentional community where most resources are shared and there is little or no personal property. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


After finding a pacifist preacher, a church outfitted with peace signs and perfecting a blend of Episcopalian and Quaker wedding vows, Baez and Harris married in New York City. Baez's good friend and fellow folkie Judy Collins sang at the ceremony. After the wedding, Joan Baez-Harris and her husband moved into a home in the Los Altos Hills on 10 acres of land called Struggle Mountain, part of a commune, where they tended gardens and were strict vegetarians. A short time later, Harris refused induction and was indicted. On July 15, 1969, a patrol car came rumbling up to Struggle Mountain and carried Harris away, leaving Baez alone -- and pregnant. (Son Gabriel Harris was born in December 1969.) She would be very visibly pregnant in public in the months that followed, most notably at the Woodstock festival, where she performed a handful of songs in the early morning. Among the Baez compositions written about this strained time of her life are "A Song For David," "Myths," "Prison Trilogy (Billy Rose)" and "Fifteen Months," (the amount of time Harris was imprisoned.) Pacifist may mean: an advocate of pacifism. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Judy Collins Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ...


Harris was released from his Texas prison and the relationship began to dissolve amicably and the couple divorced in 1973. Although Baez had been unfaithful while Harris was away, the reason for the split was due in large part to Baez's admission that she belonged alone. "I am made to live alone," Baez writes in her autobiography. She has never remarried. Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

Joan Baez' 1975 bestseller Diamonds & Rust.
Joan Baez' 1975 bestseller Diamonds & Rust.

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Motherhood, music & moog synthesizers: the end of the Vanguard years

Baez decided in 1971 to cut ties with Vanguard Records after eleven years, the label which had released her albums since her first in 1960. She delivered one last success for them in the form of the gold-selling record Blessed Are... which spawned a top-ten hit in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." With 1972's Come from the Shadows, Baez switched to A&M Records, where she remained for four years and six albums. During this period, in late-1971, she united with composer Peter Schickele to record two tracks (Rejoice in the Sun and Silent Running) for the science fiction opus, Silent Running. The film's releasing company, Universal Studios, hoped either would prove to be a hit single, but the film proved to be unsuccessful, and plans to release the songs as singles were scratched. 1973's Where Are You Now, My Son? featured a 23-minute title song which took up all of side B of the album. Half spoken word poem and half tape recorded sounds, the song documented Baez' visit to Hanoi, North Vietnam in December 1972, in which she and her traveling companions survived a week long bombing campaign. 1974's Gracias a la Vida (written and first performed by Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra) followed and was a success in both the United States and Latin America. Flirting with mainstream pop music as well as writing her own songs for her best-selling 1975 release Diamonds & Rust, the album became the highest selling of Baez' career and spawned a second top-ten single in the form of the title track, a nostalgic piece about her ill-fated relationship with Bob Dylan. After Gulf Winds, an album of entirely self-composed songs, and From Every Stage, a live album that had Baez performing songs 'from every stage' of her career, Baez again parted ways with a label when she moved on to CBS Records for 1977's Blowin' Away and 1979's Honest Lullaby. Baez later found herself without an American label for the release of 1984s Live -Europe '83. She didn't have an American release until 1987's Recently on Gold Castle Records. She recorded two more albums with Gold Castle, Speaking of Dreams, (1989) and Brothers in Arms (1991 compilation), then landed a contract with a major label, Virgin Records, recording Play Me Backwards for Virgin in 1992 shortly before the company was bought out by EMI. She then switched to Guardian, with whom she produced a live CD (Ring Them Bells) and a studio CD, Gone from Danger. Her 2003 album, Dark Chords on a Big Guitar, found her performing songs by composers half her age, while a November 2004 performance at New York's Bowery Ballroom was recorded for a 2005 live release, Bowery Songs. Vanguard Records was a record label set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York. ... Blessed Are. ... 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Rippin' along towards middle-age: The Eighties

In 1980, Joan was given Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees by both Antioch University and Rutgers University for her political activism and the "universality of her music." In 1983, she appeared on the Grammy Awards for the first time, performing Bob Dylan's anthemic "Blowin' in the Wind," a song she first performed twenty years earlier. Baez also played a significant role in the 1985 Live Aid concert for African famine relief, opening the U.S. segment of the show in Philadelphia. She also has toured on behalf of many other causes, including Amnesty International's 1986 A Conspiracy of Hope Tour and a guest spot on their subsequent Human Rights Now! Tour. Antioch University is a six-campus American university with campuses in four states. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... This article is about the recording artist. ... Blowin in the Wind is a song written by Bob Dylan, and released on his 1963 album The Freewheelin Bob Dylan. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love endure Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a pressure group that promotes human rights. ... A Conspiracy of Hope Tour was a short series of six benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986. ... The Human Rights Now! Tour was a truly worldwide series of benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. ...


In 1987, Baez' second autobiography And a Voice to Sing With was published and became a New York Times bestseller. That same year, she traveled to the Middle-East to visit with and sing songs of peace for the people of Israel, Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


In 1988, Baez was invited to perform at a communist music festival in communist Czechoslovakia. While there, she met future president Vaclav Havel, whom she let carry her guitar so as to prevent his arrest by government agents. During her performance, she greeted members of Charter 77, a dissident human rights group, which resulted in her microphone being shut off abruptly. Baez then proceeded to sing a cappella for the nearly four thousand gathered. Havel (who was in attendance) cited Baez as a great inspiration and influence in that country's so-called Velvet Revolution, the bloodless revolution in which the Soviet-dominated communist government there was overthrown. Václav Havel [VAWTS-lav HA-vel] (born October 5, 1936) is a Czech writer and dramatist. ... The Charter 77 (Charta 77 in Czech and in Slovak) was an informal civic initiative in Czechoslovakia from 1977 to 1992, named after the document Charter 77 from January 1977. ... A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ... Non-violent protesters face armoured policemen The Velvet Revolution (Czech: , Slovak: ) (November 16 – December 29, 1989) refers to a non-violent revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the communist government there. ...


The '90s & beyond

At the invitation of Refugees International and sponsored by The Soros Foundation, Joan travelled to the war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina region in an effort to help bring more attention to the suffering there. She was the first major artist to perform in Sarajevo since the outbreak of the civil war. In October of that year, Baez became the first major artist to perform in a professional concert presentation on Alcatraz Island (former Federal Penitentiary) in San Francisco in a benefit for her sister Mimi Fariña's Bread & Roses organization. Bosnia and Herzegovina (also variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans. ... Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Coordinates: , Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Canton Sarajevo Canton Government  - Mayor Semiha Borovac (SDA) Area [1]  - City 141. ... Alcatraz Island (sometimes informally referred to as simply Alcatraz or by its pop-culture name, The Rock) is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


In August 2001 Vanguard Records begin re-releasing Baez' first 13 albums that she recorded with them between 1960 and 1971 as part of their Original Master Series. Each reissue features digitally restored sound, unreleased bonus songs, new and original artwork, and new liner notes essays written by Arthur Levy. Likewise, her six A&M records were reissued in 2003. Vanguard Records was a record label set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York. ...


Beginning in 2001 Baez has had several successful long-term engagements as a lead character at San Francisco's Teatro ZinZanni.[3] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Joan Baez, Bowery Songs, Koch Entertainment, 2005
Joan Baez, Bowery Songs, Koch Entertainment, 2005

On January 13, 2006, Baez performed at the funeral of singing legend Lou Rawls, where she led Jesse Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and others in the singing of "Amazing Grace." On June 6, Baez joined Bruce Springsteen onstage at Springsteen's San Francisco concert, where the two performed the rolling anthem "Pay Me My Money Down." The title track of Springsteen's latest album, "We Shall Overcome", was popularized by Baez in the early sixties, at the height of the Civil Rights movement. On July 17, Baez received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Legal Community Against Violence. At the annual dinner event they honored Joan for her lifetime of work against violence of all kinds. In September, Baez contributed a live, retooled version of her classic song "Sweet Sir Galahad" to Starbucks' exclusive XM Artist Confidential CD. In the new version, Joan changes the lyric "here's to the dawn of their days" to "here's to the dawn of her days," a tribute to sister Mimi Fariña, who died in 2001. The song, written by Baez in 1969, tells of Fariña's remarriage after the death of her first husband, folk singer-songwriter and author Richard Fariña, who died in 1966. Image File history File links Joan Baez, Bowery Songs, 2005 Koch File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Joan Baez, Bowery Songs, 2005 Koch File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006[1]) was a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. ... Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... A piper plays Amazing Grace on Memorial Day. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an influential American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... A protest folk sea chantey from Georgia and South Carolina, Pay Me My Money Down originated from post-slavery African American stevedores, who were often left unpaid by some ship captains. ... We Shall Overcome is a protest song that became a key anthem of the US civil rights movement. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Richard George Fariña ( March 8, 1937 – April 30, 1966 ) was an American writer and folksinger. ...


On October 8, 2006, Baez appeared as a special surprise guest at the opening ceremony of the Forum 2000 international conference in Prague. Baez' performance was kept secret from former President Vaclav Havel until the moment she appeared onstage. Havel remains a great admirer of both Baez and her work. During Baez' next visit to Prague, in April 2007, the two met again when Baez performed in front of a sell out house at the Lucerna hall, a building erected by Havel's grandfather. is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Forum 2000 Forum 2000 is an international organization and conference in Prague. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... Václav Havel [VAWTS-lav HA-vel] (born October 5, 1936) is a Czech writer and dramatist. ... Lucerna is a municipality in the Honduran department of Ocotepeque. ...


On December 2, Joan made a guest appearance at the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir's Christmas Concert in Oakland, California, at the Paramount Theatre. Joan's participation included versions of "Let Us Break Bread Together" and "Amazing Grace," and she joined the choir in the finale of "O Holy Night." is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC) is located in Oakland, California, USA. As of 2006, the choir has been in existance for 21 years. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... A piper plays Amazing Grace on Memorial Day. ... O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem Minuit, chrétiens by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877), an accomplished amateur. ...


The Future: Lifetime Achievement & 'Ring Them Bells' Reissued

In late November, 2006, it was announced that Baez's 1995 live album Ring Them Bells, which featured memorable duets with songstresses ranging from Dar Williams and Mimi Fariña to The Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter, would be re-released on February 12th, 2007 on Proper records. The reissue will feature a 16-page booklet and 6 unreleased live tracks from the original recording sessions. The unreleased songs now included are "Love Song To A Stranger," "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," "Geordie," "Gracias a la Vida," "The Water Is Wide" and "Stones In The Road," bringing the total tracklisting to 21 songs (on two discs). As Proper is a European label, it is presumed the reissue will only be available in European territories (although available to others over the internet.) Ring Them Bells, Guardian, 1995 Ring Them Bells was a live album taken from Joan Baez April 1995 shows at New Yorks Bottom Line. ... Dar Williams (full name Dorothy Snowden Williams, born 1967) is an American singer-songwriter specializing in what can be described as folk-pop. She frequents folk festivals across the nation, such as the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Indigo Girls are an American lesbian folk-rock duo, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. ... Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning country/folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, with a diverse musical style that is sometimes said to be unclassifiable. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gracias a la Vida was a 1974 album by Joan Baez, author Violeta Parra. ...


In addition, Baez has recorded a duet with John Mellencamp called "Jim Crow," which appears on Mellencamp's album "Freedom Road" (released in January 2007.) Mellencamp has called the album a "Woody Guthrie rock album" heavily influenced by albums from the '60s and this is why he invited an icon of that era to appear with him on "Jim Crow." John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is best known for being an American rock singer-songwriter. ... Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912–October 3, 1967) was a prolific American songwriter and folk musician. ...


In February 2007, Baez received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The day after she received the honor, she appeared at the Grammys ceremony and introduced a performance by The Dixie Chicks. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and... The Dixie Chicks: Martie, Natalie and Emily The Dixie Chicks is a country music group, formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas. ...


Social & political involvement

The early years of Joan's career saw the Civil Rights movement in the United States and the war in Vietnam become prominent issues. Baez focused more of her attention on both areas until eventually her music and her political involvement became inseparable. Her performance of "We Shall Overcome," the civil rights anthem popularized by Pete Seeger, at Martin Luther King's March on Washington permanently linked her to the song (she would sing it again in Sproul Plaza during the UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement). Often highly visible in civil rights marches, she also became more vocal about her disagreement with the war. In 1964, she publicly disclosed resisting taxes by withholding sixty percent, the figure commonly determined to fund the military, of her 1963 income taxes. She founded the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence (in 1965) and encouraged draft resistance at her concerts. Arrested twice in 1967 for blocking the entrance of the Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California, she spent over a month in jail. Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... We Shall Overcome is a protest song that became a key anthem of the US civil rights movement. ... Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), almost universally known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and author. ... “Martin Luther King” redirects here. ... Demonstrator at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a political rally that took place on August 28, 1963. ... A tax resister resists or refuses payment of a tax because of opposition to the institution collecting the tax, or to some of that institution’s policies. ... A draft dodger, draft evader or draft resister, is a person who avoids (dodges) or otherwise violates the conscription policies of the nation in which he or she is a citizen or resident, by leaving the country, going into hiding, attempting to fraudulently obtain conscientious objector status, or by open...


During Christmas of 1972, she joined a peace delegation traveling to North Vietnam, both to address human rights in the region, as well as to deliver Christmas mail to American POW's. During her time there, she was caught in the U.S. military's "Christmas bombing" of Hanoi, during which the city was bombed for eleven straight days. She also devoted a substantial amount of her time in the early 1970s to helping establish a U.S. branch of Amnesty International, and has since worked on improving human rights in Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Europe, and the United States. Her disquiet at the human rights violations of communist Vietnam made her increasingly critical of its government and she organized the publication, on May 30, 1979, of a full-page advertisement, published in four major U.S. newspapers, in which the communists were described as having created a nightmare (which put her at odds with a large segment of the domestic left wing, who were uncomfortable criticizing a leftist regime. In a letter of response, Jane Fonda said she was unable to substantiate the "claims" Baez made regarding the atrocities being committed by the Khmer Rouge). This experience ultimately led Baez to found her own human rights group, Humanitas International, whose focus was to target oppression wherever it occurred, criticizing right and left wing regimes equally. She toured Chile, Brazil and Argentina in 1981, but was prevented from performing in any of the three countries, fearful her criticism of their human rights practices would reach mass audiences if she were given a podium. While there, she was surveiled and subjected to death threats. (A film of the ill-fated tour, There but for Fortune, was shown on PBS in 1982.) The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN), or less commonly, Vietnamese Democratic Republic (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, September 2nd1945 and was recognized by the Peoples Republic of China and the... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a pressure group that promotes human rights. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Flag of Democratic Kampuchea Photos of genocide victims on display at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum The Khmer Rouge (Khmer: ) was the ruling political party of Cambodia -- which it renamed to Democratic Kampuchea -- from 1975 to 1979. ... There But For Fortune was a 1989 compilation that summed up the three albums that Phil Ochs recorded for Elektra Records between 1964 and 1966. ... “PBS” redirects here. ...


In a second trip to Southeast Asia, Joan assisted in an effort to take food and medicine into the western regions of Cambodia and participated in a United Nations Humanitarian Conference on Kampuchea (Cambodia). Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


Baez has also been prominent in the struggle for gay and lesbian rights. In 1978, she performed at several benefit concerts to defeat Proposition 6 ("the Briggs Initiative"), which proposed banning all openly gay people from teaching in the public schools of California. Later that same year, she participated in memorial marches for the assassinated San Francisco city supervisor, openly gay Harvey Milk. In the 1990s, she appeared with her friend Janis Ian at a benefit for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, a gay lobbying organization, and performed at the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March. Her song "Altar Boy and the Thief" from 1977's Blowin' Away was written as a dedication to her gay fanbase. Proposition 6, more commonly known as The Briggs Initiative was an initiative on the California State ballot in 1978. ... For Harvey Milk High School Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978), an American politician and gay rights activist, was the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California. ... Janis Ian (born April 7, 1951[1]) is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumental musician, columnist, and science fiction author. ... The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) is an organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the United States. ... Blowin Away was a 1977 album by Joan Baez, her first after switching from A&M Records to CBS Records. ...


On Earth Day, 1998, Baez and her friend Bonnie Raitt were hoisted by a giant crane to the top of a redwood tree to visit environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill,[4] who was camped out in the ancient tree in order to protect it from loggers. In early 2003, Baez performed at two rallies of hundreds of thousands of people in San Francisco protesting the U.S. invasion of Iraq (as she had earlier done before smaller crowds in 1991 to protest the Persian Gulf War). In August of 2003, she was invited by Emmylou Harris (who also credits her as a primary influence) and Steve Earle to join them in London at the Concert For a Landmine Free World. In the summer of 2004, she joined Michael Moore's "Slacker Uprising Tour" on American college campuses, encouraging young people to get out and vote for peace candidates in the upcoming national election. In August 2005, Baez appeared at the Texas anti-war protest that had been started by Cindy Sheehan. The following month, she sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Amazing Grace" at the Temple in Black Rock City during the annual Burning Man festival as part of a tribute to New Orleans and the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and during that month she also performed several songs at the Operation Ceasefire rally[5] against the Iraq War in Washington, DC. Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Julia Butterfly Hill in the redwood tree Luna. ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Cindy Sheehan gives the peace sign in front of the White House in 2006. ... Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is a United States spiritual folk song. ... A piper plays Amazing Grace on Memorial Day. ... The event is named after its Saturday night ritual, the burning of a wooden effigy. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


In December 2005, Baez appeared at the California protest at San Quentin prison against the execution of Tookie Williams.[6] There, she sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". She had previously performed the same song at San Quentin at the 1992 vigil protesting the execution of Robert Alton Harris, the first man to be executed in California after the death penalty was reinstated. Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | US geography stubs | Prisons in California ... Stanley Tookie Williams (born 1954) was the founder, along with Raymond Washington, of the Crips, a Los Angeles youth protection organization that grew into one of the most widely-known and notorious street gangs. ... Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is a United States spiritual folk song. ...


On May 23, 2006, Baez once again joined Julia "Butterfly" Hill, this time in a "tree sit" in a giant tree on the site of the South Central Farm in a poor neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. Baez and Hill were hoisted into the tree, where they remained overnight. The women, in addition to many other activists and celebrities, were protesting the imminent eviction of the community farmers and demolition of the site, which is the largest urban farm in the state. Due to the fact that many of the South Central Farmers are immigrants from Central America, Baez sang several songs from her 1974 Spanish-language album, Gracias A la Vida, including the title track and "No Nos Moveran" ("We Shall Not Be Moved"). A banner on the fence surrounding the grounds of the erstwhile South Central Farm The South Central Farm, also known as the South Central Community Garden, is an urban farm and community garden located at East 41st and South Alameda Streets in an industrial area of South Los Angeles, California... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... Gracias a la Vida was a 1974 album by Joan Baez, author Violeta Parra. ...


Relationship with Bob Dylan

Baez first met Bob Dylan in 1961 at Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village. At the time, Baez had already released her debut album and her popularity as the emerging 'Queen of Folk' was on the rise. Baez was initially unimpressed with the "urban hillbilly" but was impressed with one of Dylan's first compositions, "Song to Woody" and remarked that she would like to record it (though she never did). At the start, Dylan was more interested in Baez's younger sister, Mimi, but under the glare of media scrutiny that began to surround Baez and Dylan, their relationship began to blossom into something more. By 1963, Baez had already released three albums, two of which had been certified Gold, and she invited Dylan onstage to perform alongside her. The two performed the Dylan composition "With God on Our Side", a performance which set the stage for many more duets like it in the months and years to come. Typically while on tour, Baez would invite Dylan to sing onstage partly by himself and partly with her, much to the chagrin of Baez's fans, who were often booing him. Before meeting Dylan, Baez's topical songs were few and far between: "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream," "We Shall Overcome" and an assortment of black spirituals. Baez would later say that Dylan's songs seemed to update the topics of protest and justice. This article is about the recording artist. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... With God On Our Side is a song by Bob Dylan, released as the third track on his 1964 album The Times They Are A-Changin. Dylan first performed the song during his debut appearance at The Town Hall in New York City on April 12, 1963. ...

Joan Baez with Bob Dylan, August 1963
Joan Baez with Bob Dylan, August 1963

By the time of Dylan's 1965 tour of England, his and Baez' relationship had slowly begun to fizzle. After having been romantically involved off-and-on for nearly two years, Dylan had begun seeing another woman at the same time (his future wife Sara) and likewise treated Baez badly. The tour and simultaneous disintegration of Baez and Dylan's relationship was documented in the rock-doc Dont Look Back [sic]. Although bad-blood existed between the two for a short time, the pair managed to bury the hatchet and tour together as part of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975 and 1976. Her later reflections on this relationship appear in Martin Scorsese's 2005 documentary No Direction Home. Image File history File links Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Entertainment: closeup view of vocalists Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, 08/28/1963 Source: NARA - ARC Identifier: 542021 File links The following pages link to this file: Joan Baez ... Image File history File links Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Entertainment: closeup view of vocalists Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, 08/28/1963 Source: NARA - ARC Identifier: 542021 File links The following pages link to this file: Joan Baez ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Sara Dylan (born Wilmington, Delaware, USA, October 28, 1939), born as Shirley Marlin Noznisky and later known as Sara Lownds, was the first wife of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. ... Dont Look Back (sic) is a 1967 documentary film by D.A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylans 1965 concert tour of England. ... Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Eric Anderson in October 1975 The Rolling Thunder Revue was a tour headed by Bob Dylan in the fall of 1975 and the spring of 1976. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ... DVD cover No Direction Home is a documentary by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan, and how he managed to make such a big impact in the 20th century. ...

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan

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  • "To Bobby" (1972)
  • "Diamonds & Rust" (1975)
  • "Winds Of The Old Days" (1975)
  • "O Brother!" (1976)
  • "Time Is Passing Us By" (1976)

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Family & personal life

Baez is one of three sisters, her older sister being Pauline Baez; her younger sister was singer, guitarist, and activist Mimi Fariña, founder of the organization Bread and Roses.[7] Mimi had been married to singer/songwriter Richard Farina, who was killed in a motorcycle crash shortly after publishing his only novel, on Mimi's 21st birthday. Mimi died in July 2001 of neuroendocrine cancer.[8] Her father, noted physicist Albert Vinicio Baez, died March 20, 2007;[9] her mother, Joan Bridge Baez, is still living and in her nineties. Joan Baez has a son, Gabriel Harris, a percussionist, and is a grandmother to Jasmine, the daughter of Gabriel and his wife, Pamela. She dated Apple Computer cofounder Steve Jobs. She was a frequent authorized guest in the highly-secret lab of the Macintosh project, at a time when most Apple employees were refused admission. It is believed that Jobs asked her to marry him and that she refused. Joan's cousin, Peter Baez, is a Medical marijuana activist.[10] Another cousin, John Baez, is, like her father, a mathematical physicist. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The slogan Bread and Roses originated in the strike of women textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912. ... Richard Farina was an influential and important figure in both the Counter culture scene of the early to mid sixties as well as the budding folk rock scene of the same time. ... Albert V. Baez, Ph. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Apple Inc. ... Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is the co-founder and CEO of Apple and was the CEO of Pixar until its acquisition by Disney. ... For other uses, see Macintosh (disambiguation) and Mac. ... Cannabis sativa extract. ... John Carlos Baez (b. ...


Baez is a resident of Woodside, California and lives with her 93-year-old mother in a house complete with a backyard treehouse, which she spends a good deal of time in, meditating, writing, and "being close to nature."[11] She is a graduate of Peninsula School and Palo Alto High School. Her son, Gabriel Harris, also attended Peninsula School as well as public school in the Palo Alto area. Woodside (pop. ... Peninsula School is a private school located on six acres of land in Menlo Park, California. ... Palo Alto Senior High School is the older of the two high schools in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Peninsula School is a private school located on six acres of land in Menlo Park, California. ...


Trivia

  • Baez cites Elvis Presley as a major early influence on her vocal style.
  • Baez was featured in the Joan Didion Essay Where the Kissing Never Stops in the classic Slouching Towards Bethlehem.
  • When designing the poster for her first concert in 1958, Baez flirted with the idea of changing her performing name to either Rachel Sandperl (Sandperl is the surname of her high school teacher and long-time mentor, the pacifist scholar Ira Sandperl) or Mariah (from the song "They Call The Wind Mariah" by The Kingston Trio.) She later opted against it, fearful people would accuse her of changing her last name because it was Mexican, a la Ritchie Valens.
  • She has been nominated for a Grammy Award six times but never won. In recent years during live performances of "Diamonds & Rust", Baez often changed the final lyric to "If you're offering me diamonds and rust... I'll take the Grammy." Baez finally received a lifetime achievement Grammy in February 2007.
  • Baez is fond of inserting spot-on Dylan impressions into her recordings of his songs, the earliest being in her up-tempo version of "Simple Twist Of Fate." In later years, she has given the same treatment to "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and "Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word".
  • Her only music video to date is for 1992's "Stones In The Road," although she is featured in "Live at Sing Sing," a video recording of her appearance at the prison along with her sister Mimi Farina and blues singer B.B. King.
  • She stars as the "Woman In White" in Bob Dylan's 1978 film "Renaldo and Clara."
  • Led Zeppelin recorded "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" for their 1969 debut album after hearing Baez' version of the song from her 1962 album Joan Baez in Concert.
  • Paul McCartney has stated on several occasions that the tune for The Beatles' "I'll Get You" was inspired after hearing Baez' "All My Trials".
  • Emmylou Harris taught herself to play the guitar to Baez's "Silver Dagger".
  • Judas Priest covered Baez's "Diamonds & Rust" and the song has since become a concert staple of theirs.
  • Linda Ronstadt cites Baez's 1974 Spanish-language album Gracias a la Vida as a primary influence in her decision to record her own album in Spanish, 1987's Canciones de Mi Padre.
  • The Paul Simon song "A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)", generally thought to be a parody of Bob Dylan's work, contains the line "I been Mick Jaggered, 'Silver Dagger'ed." "Silver Dagger" is one of Baez's most well-known early songs, appearing on her 1960 début album.
  • Baez is one of the subjects of Apple's Think Different campaign.
  • She was slammed by right-wing political cartoonist Al Capp as "Joanie Phoanie".

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Pop culture

  • In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, Forrest's love Jenny reveals that she wants "to be a famous folksinger. Like Joan Baez." A Baez tour poster can be seen above her dorm room bed in the same scene. A live Baez version of "Blowin' in the Wind" is featured on the film soundtrack.
  • In the 1991 Vietnam War-era drama Dogfight, a copy of Baez' debut album can be seen on the protagonist's nightstand beside her bed. Baez's recording "Silver Dagger", appearing on the soundtrack, plays during a pivotal scene in the film.
  • In the 2004 film Eulogy, Hank Azaria's character gets high while Baez's song "Diamonds & Rust" plays. The song also appears on the film's soundtrack.
  • "Here's To You" (music by Ennio Morricone, lyrics by Baez), a song Baez originally performed for the 1971 Italian film Sacco e Vanzetti, also appears on the movie soundtrack for the 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The song is also played over the credits of the 1977 quasi-documentary Deutschland im Herbst.
  • The 1972 comedy album National Lampoon's Radio Dinner includes a Baez parody, "Pull the Tregroes", performed by Diana Reed.
  • In a 2003 episode of the HBO series Six Feet Under, a character, after watching the film Silent Running, comments "I've always loved Joan Baez." Joan's song "Rejoice In The Sun" can be heard in the background.
  • In an episode of the '70s series The Partridge Family, David Cassidy's character says "One lousy sit-in and suddenly she's Joan Baez."
  • Spike Lee used Baez's 1964 recording of Richard Fariña's "Birmingham Sunday" as the opening song in his 1997 film 4 Little Girls.
  • Baez has been lampooned multiple times on Saturday Night Live, by comedienne Nora Dunn. One skit features a game show entitled "Make Joan Baez Laugh!" where a dour Baez is ushered onstage while celebrity guests try their hand at getting her to a crack a smile.
  • Her name appears under the "Special thanks" section of Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11; Baez dedicated her 2003 album Dark Chords on a Big Guitar to Moore.
  • "Amazing Grace" is played in a commercial for the TV show "Saving Grace".

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Discography

Studio & live albums

  1. Joan Baez, Vanguard (November 1960)
  2. Joan Baez, Vol. 2, Vanguard (October 1961)
  3. Joan Baez in Concert, Vanguard (September 1962)
  4. Joan Baez in Concert, Part 2, Vanguard (November 1963)
  5. Joan Baez/5, Vanguard (November 1964)
  6. Farewell Angelina, Vanguard (November 1965)
  7. Noël, Vanguard (December 1966)
  8. Joan, Vanguard (August 1967)
  9. Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time, Vanguard (June 1968)
  10. Any Day Now (Songs of Bob Dylan), Vanguard (December 1968)
  11. David's Album, Vanguard (May 1969)
  12. One Day at a Time, Vanguard (January 1970)
  13. Carry It On (Soundtrack Album), Vanguard (1971)
  14. Blessed Are..., Vanguard (1971)
  15. Come from the Shadows, A&M (April 1972)
  16. Where Are You Now, My Son?, A&M (March 1973)
  17. Gracias A la Vida, A&M (July 1974)
  18. Diamonds & Rust, A&M (April 1975)
  19. From Every Stage, A&M (February 1976)
  20. Gulf Winds, A&M (November 1976)
  21. Blowin' Away, CBS (July 1977)
  22. Honest Lullaby, CBS (April 1979)
  23. Live -Europe '83, Gamma (January 1984)
  24. Recently, Gold Castle (July 1987)
  25. Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring, Gold Castle (December 1988)
  26. Speaking of Dreams, Gold Castle (November 1989)
  27. Play Me Backwards, Virgin (October 1992)
  28. Ring Them Bells, Guardian (August 1995)
  29. Gone from Danger, Guardian (September 1997)
  30. Dark Chords on a Big Guitar, Koch (October 2003)
  31. Bowery Songs, Proper Records (September 2005)
  32. Ring Them Bells (reissue double-disc with bonus tracks), Proper Records(February 2007)

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Compilations

  1. Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square (1959)
  2. The First 10 Years, Vanguard (November 1970)
  3. The Joan Baez Ballad Book, Vanguard (1972)
  4. Hits: Greatest and Others, Vanguard (1973)
  5. The Contemporary Ballad Book, Vanguard (1974)
  6. The Joan Baez Lovesong Album, Vanguard (1976)
  7. The Joan Baez Country Music Album (1977)
  8. Best of Joan C. Baez, A&M (1977)
  9. Joan Baez: Classics, A&M (1986)
  10. Brothers in Arms, Gold Castle (1991)
  11. No Woman No Cry, Laserlight (February 1992)
  12. Rare, Live & Classic (boxed set), Vanguard (1993)
  13. Greatest Hits, A&M (1996)
  14. Best of Joan Baez: The Millennium Collection, A&M/Universal (1999)
  15. The Complete A&M Recordings, Universal/A&M (2003)

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  7. ^ http://www.breadandroses.com Bread and Roses Official Website
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  10. ^ San Jose Pot Club Shuts Down Assets seized -- director faces 6 felony charges Saturday, May 9, 1998
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Baez, Joan. 1988. And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir. Century Hutchinson, London. ISBN 0-7126-1827-9 is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ...


Further reading

  • Baez, Joan. 1968. Daybreak - An Intimate Journal. New York: The Dial Press.
  • Baez, Joan, 1987. And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir. New York: Summit Books. ISBN 0-671-40062-2
  • Heller, Jeffrey, 1991. Joan Baez: Singer With a Cause (People of Distinction Series), Children's Press.
  • Fuss, Charles J., 1996. Joan Baez: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts Series). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Romero, Maritza, 1998. Joan Baez: Folk Singer for Peace (Great Hispanics of Our Time Series). Powerkids Books.
  • Garza, Hedda, 1999. Joan Baez (Hispanics of Achievement). Chelsea House Publications.
  • Hajdu, David. 2001. Positively 4th Street. The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña And Richard Fariña. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. ISBN 0-86547-642-X
  • Jaeger, Markus. 2006. Joan Baez and the Issue of Vietnam. ibidem-Verlag, Austria. [book is in English]

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Joan Baez[bIpstr;ez, bA´–] Pronunciation Key, 1941–;, American folk singer and political activist, b.
Baez began singing traditional folk ballads, blues, and spirituals in Cambridge, Mass., coffeehouses in a clear soprano voice with a three-octave range.
Baez's records were the first folk albums to become best-sellers.
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