Folk Singer Joan Baez Came Closing To Quitting Music For Good After Suffering Problems With Her Voice.
The veteran musician admits her vocals suffered over the years and her voice changed beyond recognition, and she feared she would never sing again.
"I was going to quit singing a few years back, because it didn't sound like anything I wanted to listen to," she tells the New York Post.
However, Joan began working with a voice therapist and is now much happier with her performances.
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Paul Simon, Mavis Staples And Richard Thompson Have Signed On To Pay Tribute To Folk Legend Joan Baez As She Turns 75 Later This Month (Jan16).
Baez's 75th birthday celebration will take place at New York City's Beacon Theatre on 27 January (16).
Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and the Indigo Girls will also be part of the big show, which will be recorded for a future PBS Great Performances episode.
The birthday bash comes just days before Baez begins a 17-date U.S. tour.
Julia Roberts Regrets Dressing Down For Her Recent Night Out At Taylor Swift's Concert In Santa Clara, California - Because The Pop Star Pulled Her Up Onstage.
The Pretty Woman star was backstage with her kids Phinnaeus, Hazel and Henry when Swift asked her if she'd be willing to join her and folk icon Joan Baez, and Roberts admits she didn't really have a choice.
The actress threw on a Swift tour shirt and hit the makeshift runway the singer has set up for all her 1989 tour dates.
She tells U.S. news show Extra, "I would have washed my hair. I was, like, wearing a ponytail and leggings, tennis shoes...
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Taylor Swift’s squad just got even cooler as Julia Roberts and Joan Baez join team Swift.
Taylor Swift showed off two awesome new additions to her ever growing Swift Squad during her show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, Hollywood mega-star Julia Roberts and folk legend Joan Baez. The two joined Taylor on stage during the second of her back to back California concerts which also saw appearances from girlgroups Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.
Taylor Swift Was All About The Girls During Her 1989 World Tour Shows In California This Weekend (14-16aug15) As She Teamed Up With Fifth Harmony And Little Mix For Surprise Sets And Invited Julia Roberts And Joan Baez To The Stage.
The Shake it Off hitmaker has been keeping fans on their toes with surprise appearances by the stars of her Bad Blood video, Lorde, Nick Jonas, the U.S. women's soccer team and rapper Fetty Wap, among many others, and her latest gigs were no different.
Introducing Fifth Harmony to fans in Santa Clara on Friday (14Aug15), Swift referred to herself as the "sixth member of the group" and praised them for having "one of the biggest smash hit singles in the country right now".
The girls then joined Swift onstage to perform their track Worth It in front of the Levi's Stadium crowd.
Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder are to receive top honours at the upcoming American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Centennial Awards in New York.
The accolade is handed out once a century to a select group of American music icons in recognition of their "incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond".
The prizegiving will take place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on 17 November (14) at a gala celebrating Ascap’s 100th anniversary.
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Folk icon Joan Baez is convinced the planet is doomed and unstoppable global warming will destroy the human race.
The singer/songwriter is adamant efforts to tackle climate change are futile "little victories" and insists mankind cannot be saved.
She tells Mojo magazine, "I've never been an optimist, not since I was 15. I'm a realist, which I think is much closer to pessimism than optimism. This world is f**king falling apart, and I don't think it even matters who's quibbling with who.
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Folk singer Joan Baez has revisited the bunker where she sheltered from bombs during the war in Vietnam.
The singer and humans rights activist flew to the Vietnamese capital in late 1972 to deliver mail to U.S. prisoners as part of a peace-keeping mission, and while there she stayed at a government-run hotel and spent her nights in an underground shelter praying and singing to distract herself from the warfare outside.
After hearing local media reports the shelter was to be unearthed and the building re-opened under new ownership, she received an invitation from The Metropole Hanoi owner to make a trip to the city, and Baez dropped everything to return to her one-time home for the first time in 40 years.
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Folk veteran Joan Baez has urged her fans to sign a petition calling for the freedom of jailed Russian rockers Pussy Riot.
Three stars of the band are behind bars awaiting a court verdict on charges of hooliganism after they performed a protest song aimed at President Vladimir Putin at a church in Moscow earlier this year (12).
Madonna, Paul MCCartney and Bjork have already thrown their weight behind a campaign to free the trio, and now Baez has added her support.
She has taken to her Twitter.com page to highlight the case, and links to a petition launched by Amnesty International calling for the rockers' release.
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The computer genius passed away in October (11) after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, and Baez - a close friend of Jobs since the 1970s - reportedly performed a song at his memorial service.
Now she's spoken out to tell of her admiration for Jobs and reveal he regularly gifted her the latest Apple technology.
Baez tells Uncut magazine, "We met in Palo Alto (California)... and we were close in the late '70s and early '80s. After that we always kept in touch, we'd call or email. I'd always snag a new laptop out of him!
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