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jan 1, 1941 - Joan Baez

Description:

- born and raised in NYC, one of the most prominent leaders of revival in early 1960s
--> singer, songwriter, guitarist and political activist
- best known for covers of other people's songs
- charted in Billboard's Top 10
- in mid 1960's partnered c Bob Dylan to help popularize his songs
- inspired Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt
VOICE: vibrant, strong, untrained, haunted and plaintive (mother's voice)
APPEARANCE: no makeup, long black hair, wardrobe would not fit in a hatbox
COMMERCE: no show business, only records one album a year so she can't be exploited

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Date:

jan 1, 1941
Now
~ 77 years ago
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