Joan Baez

Joan Baez Biography

Born: 9 January 1941 in New York City, New York, US.

American born singer-songwriter and sister of Mimi Farina.

She is considered a folk singer although her music has strayed from folk considerably after the 1960s, encompassing everything from rock and pop to country and gospel. Influential in helping Bob Dylan gain greater career success in his early performing days, also having a brief relationship with him.

Her soprano voice, three-octave range and distinct, rapid vibrato has led to appearances on classical, jazz, and soundtrack recordings, most notably her numerous and highly acclaimed collaborations with soundtrack writer Ennio Morricone.

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