Birth Name: Roberta Joan Anderson
Birth Place: Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
Years Active: 1964–present
Genres: Folk Rock, Jazz, Art Rock, World
Joni Mitchell, CC, (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s she left for New York City and its rich folk music scene, recording her debut album in 1968 and achieving fame first as a songwriter ("Urge for Going", "Chelsea Morning", "Both Sides, Now", "Woodstock") and then as a singer in her own right. Finally settling in Southern California, Mitchell played a key part in the folk rock movement then sweeping the musical landscape. “Blue,” her starkly personal 1971 album, is regarded as one of the stro...
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