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Whitney Houston's Music Agent Loses Cancer Battle

22nd August 2014

Whitney Houston, Tom Petty and Joan Baez's music agent Peter Grosslight has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 68.The William Morris Endeavor board member passed away on Thursday (21Aug14), according to...

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Garth Brooks & Billy Joel Among Ascap Centennial Award Recipients

21st August 2014

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...

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Joan Baez: 'Climate Change Will Kill Us All'

30th May 2014

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...

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Joan Baez Makes Emotional Journey To Vietnam

10th April 2013

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...

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Joan Baez Calls For Russian Punk Stars' Freedom

17th August 2012

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...

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Pete Seeger, 92, Aims For Billboard Chart Record

19th March 2012

Today (March 19, 2012) marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's debut album. A four-Cd tribute album to the legendary artist has been released, in aid of Amnesty International and LA Times...

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Joan Baez Pays Tribute To Generous Steve Jobs

6th January 2012

Folk veteran Joan Baez has paid tribute to late Apple boss Steve Jobs, revealing he kept her supplied with free laptops and iPhones right up to his death.The computer genius passed away in October (11)...

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King, Jr. Told 'Racial Jokes', Says Baez

3rd January 2012

Legendary civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King, JR. loved telling "racial jokes" about himself and members of his entourage, according to folk singer Joan Baez.The veteran musician is a keen human rights activist and spent...

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Fascinating Fact 12400

14th November 2011

Singer Joan Baez showed her support for the Occupy Wall Street movement by serenading hundreds of gatherers at a New York City rally on Friday (11Nov11). Performing her hit song Where's My Apple Pie, Baez...

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Bono And Baez Turn Out For Jobs Memorial

17th October 2011

U2 frontman Bono and folk legend Joan Baez were among those who paid tribute to late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs at a memorial on Sunday (16Oct11).Jobs, the brains behind the iPhone, iPod and iPad,...

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Stars Honour Dylan On 70th Birthday

24th May 2011

Kings Of Leon rocker Caleb Followill, folk singer Joan Baez and Slash are among the stars who have saluted music legend Bob Dylan as he turns 70.The Blowin' in the Wind hitmaker reaches the landmark...

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Fascinating Fact 10607

9th January 2011

Beloved singers CRYSTAL GAYLE and JOAN BAEZ both celebrated landmark birthdays on Sunday (09Jan11) - Gayle turned 60 and Baez 70.

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Prince Advises Justin Bieber

10th December 2010

Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher". The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his...

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Baez Injured In Fall From Treehouse

20th November 2010

Folk legend JOAN BAEZ was taken to hospital on Wednesday (17Nov10) after falling 20 feet (six metres) from a treehouse in her garden.The singer was climbing down from the lofty platform in the backyard of...

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Baez Refused To Sing Hammer For Obama

18th February 2010

Folk legend JOAN BAEZ refused U.S. First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA's request to sing IF I HAD A HAMMER with JOHN MELLENCAMP at the White House - because she hates the song.Baez joined Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson...

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Washington Civil Rights Concert Tops Greatest Gigs Poll

25th November 2009

The March on Washington event in 1963, featuring BOB DYLAN, JOAN BAEZ and folk icon PETE SEEGER, has beaten THE BEATLES' ED SULLIVAN shows and Dylan's controversial Newport Folk Festival gig to top a list...

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Baez Puts Activism On Hold To Concentrate On Family Matters

18th August 2009

Folk icon JOAN BAEZ has put her activism on hold so she can spend more quality time with her family.The singer, who was among the highlights of the Woodstock festival 40 years ago this past...

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Mellencamp, Dylan & Nelson Tour Planned

21st March 2009

Folk icon JOAN BAEZ has let slip details about a top secret JOHN MELLENCAMP, BOB DYLAN and WILLIE NELSON tour by asking the JACK & DIANE singer if the reports are true during a live...

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Baez Furious At Military Gig 'Ban'

3rd May 2007

LATEST: Folk singer JOAN BAEZ is fuming she was prevented from performing for wounded US soldiers last week (27Apr07), branding the ban "a strange irony". The star, a staunch anti-war activist, was invited to perform...

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The Things They Say 4029

13th February 2007

"PRESIDENT BUSH is the best publicity agent I've ever had." Grammy Award Lifetime Achievement prizewinner JOAN BAEZ admits US leader Bush is aiding her popularity as an anti-war activist for all the wrong reasons....

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Grammy Honours For The Doors, The Grateful Dead And Baez

11th February 2007

The Grammy Awards got off to an early start last night (10FEB07) when iconic rockers THE DOORS, folk singer JOAN BAEZ and rockers THE GRATEFUL DEAD picked up prizes for lifetime achievement. Opera singer MARIA...

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Dylan Mentor Von Schmidt Dead At 75

6th February 2007

BOB DYLAN's mentor ERIC VON SCHMIDT died in his sleep on Friday (02FEB07) at a retirement home in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was 75. The guitarist, who became a cult act in the blues and folk...

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Fascinating Fact 2619

20th December 2006

THE DOORS, soul greats BOOKER T + THE MGS and folk icon JOAN BAEZ will join THE GRATEFUL DEAD and opera diva MARIA CALLAS among those honoured with Lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards next year (11FEB07)....

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Songwriter Wilkin Dies

30th October 2006

Songwriter MARIJOHN WILKIN, who co-wrote the classic ballad LONG BLACK VEIL and other hits, has died. She was 86. Wilkin died at her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (28OCT06) after a long battle with...

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Woodstock Boss Was Snubbed By Cowboy Roy Rogers

25th October 2006

MICHAEL LANG, the brains behind iconic 1969 music festival Woodstock, has revealed TV and film cowboy ROY ROGERS turned down the chance to end the three-day event Last night (24OCT06) in Hollywood, Lang told...

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Ronstadt: 'I'm Embarrassed For Idiot Bush'

14th August 2006

American singer LINDA RONSTADT has launched a blistering attack on US President GEORGE W BUSH, declaring she is embarrassed to be from the same country as him. The outspoken star was thrown out of a...

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Celebrity Farm Protest Continues As Bulldozers Move In

5th July 2006

The urban farm in Los Angeles that actress DARYL HANNAH and JOAN BAEZ fought to save earlier this summer (06) is being bulldozed to the ground today (05JUL06). Baez and Hannah both spent time protesting...

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Top Climber Praises Hannah For Tree-top Skills

17th June 2006

Movie star DARYL HANNAH has won praise from climbing expert JOHN QUIGLEY for taking to the treetops during her recent farm protest in Los Angeles. The actress scaled a walnut tree on the South Central...

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Hannah Remains Defiant Behind Bars

14th June 2006

LATEST: Actress DARYL HANNAH has reaffirmed her commitment to the protest against the closure of a Los Angeles community garden, despite being arrested yesterday (13JUN06). The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with...

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Daryl Hannah Arrested For Farm Protest

14th June 2006

Actress DARYL HANNAH has been arrested while protesting the closure of a Los Angeles community garden. The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with trespassing after climbing a tree on the 14-acre garden...

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