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You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.


These are the famous words by the folk singer and activist Joan Baez. An American folk singer, she is recognized by her beautiful, haunting music and her highly individual style.

Joan Baez was one of the few people actually chosen to perform at the People's Summit concert in Iceland at the time of the historic meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.

But even though she was a singing sensation, she did not let it affect her political activities and activism. She appeared at rallies on behalf of the nuclear freeze movement, supported the defeat of California's Proposition 6 (Briggs Initiative) - legislation that would have banned openly gay people from teaching in public schools.

She is one of the few singers/songwriters to receive the American Civil Liberties Union's Earl Warren Award for her commitment to human and civil rights issues.

Among the songs she introduced on her earliest albums there were many songs which have now become the regulars on the play lists of any rock fan.

Some of those great songs include "House Of The Rising Sun" (The Animals), "John Riley" (The Byrds), "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" (Led Zeppelin), "What Have They Done To The Rain" (the Searchers), "Jackaroe" (Grateful Dead), and "Long Black Veil" (The Band).

Discography
1.Joan Baez, Part 1-2 - 1960
2.Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1-2 - 1962
3.Joan Baez/5, - 1964
4.Farewell Angelina, - 1965
5.Noël, - 1966
6.Joan, - 1967
7.Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time, - 1968
8.David's Album, - 1969
9.One Day at a Time, - 1970
10.Carry It On - 1971
11.Come from the Shadows, - 1972
12.Where Are You Now, My Son?, - 1973
13.Gracias A la Vida, - 1974
14.Diamonds & Rust, - 1975
15.From Every Stage, - 1976
16.Blowin' Away, - 1977
17.Honest Lullaby, 1979
18.Live -Europe '83, - 1984
19.Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring, - 1988
20.Speaking of Dreams, - 1989
21.Play Me Backwards, - 1992
22.Ring Them Bells, - 1995
23.Gone from Danger, - 1997
24.Dark Chords on a Big Guitar, - 2003
25.Bowery Songs, - 2005
26.Ring Them Bells - 2007
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Born in January 9, 1941 to a Mexican physicist father Albert Baez and a Scottish mother Joan Bridge Baez, she was the second child born in the family of three daughters.

Her singing career started in 1958 at Club 47 Mount Auburn in Cambridge, where she gave her first concert to a tiny audience of eight patrons. Now, the place has become her most noted venue for her famous performances and concerts.

Joan started singing professional when she was introduced on stage at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival invited by Bob Gibson. Vanguard Records signed Baez and in 1960 her first album, "Joan Baez," came out. Her second release, Joan Baez, Vol. 2 in 1961 went gold. Both the albums were traditional in taste.

Her first taste of commercial success was when the single "There But For Fortune" became a top-ten hit in the UK in 1964. Her best known songs include the 70s hits like Diamonds & Rust and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.

The accolades of her unique style of music came flying thick and fast. Her popularity soared when she won the top female vocalist at the San Francisco Bay Area Music Award (BAMMY) in 1978 and 1979. At the first telecast of the Grammy Awards in 1983, she performed with the cover of Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind.

In February 2007, Baez received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The day after she received the honor, she appeared at the Grammys ceremony and introduced a performance by The Dixie Chicks.

In the summer of 1985, after opening the U.S. segment of the worldwide Live Aid telecast, she later appeared at the revived Newport Folk Festival, the first gathering since 1969.
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