Joni Mitchell

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Date of Birth November 7, 1943
Place of Birth Fort Macleod, Canada
Age 77 years old
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Joni Mitchell

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever", and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century". Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and throughout western Canada, before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario. In 1965, she moved to the United States and began touring. Some of her original songs were covered by other folk singers, allowing her to sign with Reprise Records and record her debut album, Song to a Seagull, in 1968.

Birth name: Roberta Joan Anderson
Also known as: Roberta Joan Mitchell, Joni Anderson
Born: November 7, 1943, Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
Genres: Folk, rock, jazz, pop
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, painter
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano, dulcimer
Years active: 1964–2002, 2006–2007, 2013
Labels: Reprise, Asylum, Geffen, Nonesuch, Hear Music
Associated acts: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, James Taylor, L.A. Express, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Larry Klein, Thomas Dolby, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Robben Ford, Neil Young, The Band
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About Joni Mitchell

Folk singer-songwriter whose album Blue, which features songs like "A Case of You" and "River," is considered one of the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone.

Before Fame

She grew up without indoor plumbing or running water. Her songs like "Chelsea Morning" were covered by U.S. folk singers, giving Mitchell a foothold in the music industry.

Achievement

One of her most famous songs is "Big Yellow Taxi."

Family Life

She got married to Chuck Mitchell in 1965; after their separation in 1966, she married Larry Klein on November 21, 1982.

Associations

She has collaborated with jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

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  • Canadian female folk guitarists
  • Appalachian dulcimer players
  • Musicians from Saskatoon
  • Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees
  • Crossover (music)
  • Canadian expatriate musicians in the United States
  • Asylum Records artists
  • Canadian folk guitarists
  • Nonesuch Records artists
  • Female critics of feminism
  • Canadian female rock singers
  • Canadian folk singer-songwriters
  • Governor General's Performing Arts Award winners
  • Geffen Records artists
  • Canadian female singer-songwriters
  • Reprise Records artists
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners
  • Canadian female pop singers
  • 20th-century Canadian singers
  • Companions of the Order of Canada
  • 21st-century Canadian singers
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Latest information about Joni Mitchell updated on March 05, 2021.

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