Joan Baez was the middle daughter of Albert Vinicio and Joan Bridge Baez. At age 10, her father took a job (and the family) to Baghdad, Iraq, for a year, after which they moved to Palo Alto, CA, home of Stanford University. In 1956, she bought her first guitar and heard Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lecture on nonviolence; the following year...See full bio »
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
(performer: "The Virgin Mary Had One Son", "All My Trials", "With God on Our Side", "Blowin' in the Wind", "When the Ship Comes In", "It Ain't Me, Babe", "Percy's Song", "Love Is Just a Four Letter Word" / arranger: "All My Trials")
The fact is I can't sing most of these early folk ballads any more, because I've lost that high register. When I do sing them I have to take them down a few semitones. I'm much more comfortable singing songs by Steve Earle or Natalie Merchant or Ryan Adams, where I'm in a different zone. My voice is much lower these days...
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Strong supporter of the Civil Rights and the anti-war movement in the 1960s and 1970s. During Christmas of 1972, she joined a peace delegation traveling to North Vietnam.
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