Singer, Songwriter, Activist
Joan Baez (ˈbaɪ.ɛz; born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30...Wikipedia
Born: 9th January, 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Claim to Fame: Folk Singer
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Any Day Now was a Joan Baez double LP from 1968, made up exclusively of Bob Dylan songs. It peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.
Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 94.
His death, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, was confirmed by his grandson Kitama Cahill Jackson.
Mr. Seeger’s career carried him from singing at labor rallies to the Top 10 to college auditoriums to folk festivals, and from a conviction for contempt of Congress (after defying the House Un-American Activities Committee... Read More
Posted by crown022002 10 months ago
Suze Rotolo, who became widely known for her romance with Bob Dylan in the early 1960s, strongly influenced his early songwriting and, in one of the decade's signature images, walked with him arm-in-arm for the cover photo of his breakthrough album, "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 67.
The cause was lung cancer, her husband, Enzo Bartoccioli, said.
Ms. Rotolo (she pronounced her name SU-zee ROTE-olo) met Mr. Dylan in Manhattan in July 1961 at a Riverside Church folk concert, where he was a performer. She... Read More
Posted by little_queenies 3 years ago
NEW YORK – When Emmylou Harris was a young girl trying to figure out whether she could have a career in music, she decided to seek advice from the wisest man she could think of — so she wrote a note to Pete Seeger.
She didn`t know him, and he didn`t know her: Seeger was already approaching legendary status, while she hadn`t recorded a single tune. Yet, Harris was inspired by his integrity, and she`d learned to play the guitar by listening to his classic "Where Have All the Flowers Gone."
"I actually wrote him a letter, hand-printed, front and... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
“If it`s natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?”
“That`s all nonviolence is - organized love.”