Baez, Joan Chandos

Born: Jan 09, 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Singer

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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