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Biography

Mimi Baez Fariña (born Margarita Mimi Baez, April 30, 1945 – July 18, 2001) was a singer, songwriter, and activist. She was the daughter of physicist Albert Baez and sister of folk singer Joan Baez.
Fariña married novelist, musician and composer Richard Fariña in 1963 at the age of 17, and the two collaborated on a number of influential folk albums, most notably Celebrations for a Grey Day (1965) and Reflections in a Crystal Wind (1966). After Richard Fariña's death (on Mimi's 21st birthday) in a 1966 motorcycle accident, Mimi remarried and continued to perform, sometimes recording and touring with either her sister Joan, or folksinger Tom Jans. Mimi Fariña died of a rare form of cancer of the endocrine system in July 2001 at age 56.

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