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Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada (1943 – present)

Joni Mitchell, CC, (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943 in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, poet and painter. A highly influential artist, she has received eight Grammy Awards during her career, with the first coming in 1969 and the most recent in 2008. She received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, with the citation describing her as “one of the most important female recording artists of the rock era” and “a powerful influence on all artists who embrace diversity, imagination and integrity. ” She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1981 and received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000. In November 2006, her album “Blue” was listed by TIME magazine as among the “All-Time 100 Albums”.

Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. Her writing and art talent emerged before her exposure as a gifted musician performing in Western Canada, including Winnipeg, where she met Neil Young. She then associated with the burgeoning folk music scene of the mid-1960s in New York City.

Recording her début 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.

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  • alainchaumont

    Sitting in a park in Paris, France

    2 Apr 9:02pm Reply
  • luen05

    She's seriously the most amazing visual artist-songwriter-musician-woman ever, she just takes my breath away... and her legacy is untouchable, Her work is timeless and a treasure for what we really know as Music.

    2 Apr 4:06am Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    She's a vengeful little goddess with an ancient crown to fight

    1 Apr 10:48pm Reply
  • Ayslan

    Love her songs, amazing vocals, amazing album covers <3

    29 Mar 10:56pm Reply
  • lame_livi

    cactus tree from her first album tho

    18 Mar 4:03pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    одна из талантливейших сонграйтеров своего поколения, очень тонкая музыка.

    6 Mar 10:35am Reply
  • kajo_93

    Taming the Tiger is a massive grower. At first it seemed really bland, but it has its charm after all.

    2 Mar 11:53am Reply
  • helloacorn

    Thank you Joni, for always making me happy :)

    23 Feb 2:25pm Reply
  • JuliaLany

    are you dead

    1 Feb 9:24pm Reply
  • Furashubakku

    It's absolutely terrible she does not sing any more. I've said it before, I know but she is just so good.

    1 Feb 12:26am Reply
  • Najlaa_23

    My disposition depends on you , I never mind the rain from the skies as long as I have the sun in your eyes <333 JONI JONI JONI WHY ARE SO PERFECT

    28 Jan 7:26am Reply
  • ingrid__x

    remember that time you told me, you said "love is touching souls" surely you touched mine <3

    18 Jan 7:38pm Reply
  • HumbertoKiIls

    Love you so

    11 Jan 7:54am Reply
  • kajo_93

    Still loving Indigo. The Magdalene Laundries is such perfection my god

    8 Jan 10:15pm Reply
  • Bonelesss

    what a wonderful mainpic.

    6 Jan 8:38pm Reply
  • kajo_93

    Loving Turbulent Indigo at the moment

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    muito zicadaço o som dessa mulé!!!

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mdt

    I actually like “Clouds” more than “Blue”.

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • clowezra

    she's incredible.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • luen05

    @FishToFry try Blue first, it's her most personal and most accesible, then go with either Ladies Of The Canyon or Clouds.. From Court And Spark starts her most jazz stuff, still amazing, just a little bit mature and diferent.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
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