On This Day

Joni Mitchell

Singer Joni Mitchell

Full Name: Roberta Mitchell
Profession: Singer

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Helped define an era and a generation with popular songs like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock". Her wide-ranging contralto vocals and distinctive open-tuned guitar and piano compositions grew more harmonically and rhythmically complex as she explored jazz, melding it with influences of rock and roll, R&B, classical music, and non-western beats.

Born: November 7, 1943
Birthplace: Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1982-11-21 Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California

Events in the Life of Joni Mitchell

  • 1981-02-05 Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame
  • 2007-09-25 Herbie Hancock releases "River: The Joni Letters" tribute to Joni Mitchell (2008 Grammy Album of the Year)

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