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Joan Baez

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Birth Name: Joan Chandos Baez
Born: 1941/01/09
Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, United States
Years Active: 1958—present
Genres: Folk, Folk Rock

Joan Baez (born Joan Chandos Báez, January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician and a prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace and environmental justice. She has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues. Baez began her career performing in coffeehouses in Boston and Cambridge, and rose to fame as an unbilled performer at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, 1960’s “Joan Baez,” 1961’s “Joan Baez, Vol. 2” and 1962’s “Joan Baez in Concert” all achieved gold reco... Continue Bio >>

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