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