Joni Mitchell
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1943-11-07
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Joni Mitchell

Biography

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell's work is highly respected by critics, and she has deeply influenced fellow musicians in a diverse range of genres. Rolling Stone has ...

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Biography

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell's work is highly respected by critics, and she has deeply influenced fellow musicians in a diverse range of genres. Rolling Stone has 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". Her lyrics are noted for their developed poetics, addressing social and environmental ideals alongside personal feelings of romantic longing, confusion, disillusion, and joy.

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Chelsea Morning
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Chelsea Morning
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Free Man In Paris
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Free Man In Paris
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Got 'Til It's Gone (feat. Q‐Tip & Joni Mitchell)
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Got 'Til It's Gone (feat. Q‐Tip & Joni Mitchell)
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Big Yellow Taxi
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Big Yellow Taxi
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Got 'Til It's Gone (Zikomo Remix) (feat. Q‐Tip & Joni Mitchell)
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Got 'Til It's Gone (Zikomo Remix) (feat. Q‐Tip & Joni Mitchell)
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A Case Of You
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A Case Of You
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Conversation
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Conversation
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In France They Kiss On Main Street
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In France They Kiss On Main Street
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This Flight Tonight
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This Flight Tonight
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Urge For Going
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Urge For Going
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Hejira
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Hejira
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The Last Time I Saw Richard
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The Last Time I Saw Richard
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Cactus Tree (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sept 1968)
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Cactus Tree (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sept 1968)
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Joni Mitchell Biography

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell's work is highly respected by critics, and she has deeply influenced fellow musicians in a diverse range of genres. Rolling Stone has 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". Her lyrics are noted for their developed poetics, addressing social and environmental ideals alongside personal feelings of romantic longing, confusion, disillusion, and joy.

Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the streets and dives of Toronto. In 1965, she moved to the United States and began touring. Some of her original songs ("Urge for Going", "Chelsea Morning", "Both Sides, Now", "The Circle Game") were covered by folk singers, allowing her to sign with Reprise Records and record her debut album in 1968. Settling in Southern California, Mitchell, with popular songs like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock", helped define an era and a generation. Her 1971 recording Blue was rated the 30th best album ever made in Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Mitchell switched labels and began moving toward jazz rhythms by way of lush pop textures on 1974's Court and Spark, her best-selling LP, featuring the radio hits "Help Me" and "Free Man in Paris".

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