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Baez, Joan Chandos

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 78 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.