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Baez, Joan Chandos

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Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Singer

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1941 - Born on the 9th of January in Staten Island, New York.

 

1959 - Recorded her first album for a major label, Joan Baez.

 

1960 - Became popular with young audiences for her songs and political views.

 

1961 - Her second release, Joan Baez, Vol. 2 went gold, as did Joan Baez in Concert.

 

1965- Rumor is that she slept with John Lennon when the Beatles were on tour.

 

1967 - Joan Baez gave free concerts supporting civil rights, UNESCO, and anti-Vietnam war rallies, Baez and her mother nearly seventy other women had been arrested for supporting young men who refused military induction.

 

1968 - Published an autobiography, Daybreak.

 

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".

 

1988 - Invited to sing at a communist music festival in communist Czechoslovakia.

 

2001 - The re-releasing Baez' first 13 albums that she recorded with them between 1960 and 1971 as part of their Original Master Series.

 

 


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Page last updated: 5:34pm, 27th Jan '07

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