Joan Baez Biography

Joan Baez, born on January 9th, 1941, is an American folk singer-songwriter of mixed Mexican and Scottish descent. Baez rose to prominence in the early '60s with her stunning renditions of traditional balladry. In the late '60s and early '70s, Baez came into her songwriting own, penning many songs (most notably "Diamonds & Rust," a nostalgic piece about her ill-fated romance with Bob Dylan, and "Sweet Sir Galahad," a song about sister Mimi Fariña's ( of Richard & Mimi Fariña fame) second marriage, and continued to meld her songcraft with topical issues.

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Joan Baez
Birth Name
Joan Chandos Báez
Birth Date
9 January 1941
Staten Island, New York City, New York
United States
Musician, Songwriter, Activist
singer|vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele
Folk music|folk, folk rock, Country music|country
Years Active
Vanguard Records|Vanguard (1960–1971)
A&M Records|A&M (1972–1977)
Columbia Records|Portrait/CBS (1977–1981)
Gold Castle Records|Gold Castle (1987–1991)
Virgin Records|Virgin (1991–1993)
Guardian Records|Guardian (1995–2002)
E1 Entertainment|Koch (2003–present)
Associated Acts
Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Mimi Fariña, the Grateful Dead, Janis Ian, the Indigo Girls, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Rocker T, Dar Williams