Baez, Joan

Joan Chandos Baez (born Joan Chandos Báez, January 9, 1941, New York City, NY) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician and a prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace and environmental justice. Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues. Baez began her career performing in coffeehouses in Boston and Cambridge, and rose to fame as an unbilled performer at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts for two years.

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