Mitchell Slams 'Fake' Dylan

JONI MITCHELL has criticised BOB DYLAN as a "fake" and a "plagiarist" - insisting the folk legend's entire act is a "deception".
Mitchell slammed the star during an interview with the Los Angeles Times, after her decision to change her name from Roberta Joan Anderson was likened to Dylan's move to drop his birth name of Robert Zimmerman.
And the Canadian musician is adamant she is very different to the Blowin' In The Wind hitmaker.
She tells the newspaper, "Bob is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.
"As for my name, my parents wanted a boy, so they called me Robert John; when I came out a girl, they just added two letter 'A's to that. Then I married Chuck Mitchell; I wanted to keep my maiden name - I had a bit of a following as Joni Anderson - but he wouldn't let me."


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What on earth is she on about? Of course Bob`s real, has she never saw him smile? Giggle?....he couldn`t fake that! His lyrics have been consistent so it must be some strain if he s putting it on. At least he doesn t mill around with a face like a bag of spanners and in his position it s little wonder he s a tad wary, there are a lot of fruitcakes out there, and, evidently in the business. Many entertainers change their names without `old friends` taking pops at them years later....what s the story, did he knock her back at some point? This isn`t the first time I ve read Ms Mitchell has badmouthed Bobby in public, no doubt secure in the knowledge he can`t be arsed retaliating. All folk singers were using and adapting other`s songs but c`mon Dylan`s written too much excellent original stuff for some bitter bint to be pulling that old chestnut on us. I do agree she`s nothing like Bobby inasmuchas he is dignified in his disdain for this unwarranted snipe. I imagine either she`s pissed off at him on a professional or perhaps personal level....or the cheese is beginning to slide off her cracker
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****THE greatest star will always be MICHAEL JACKSON.....NO ONE can hold a candle to him...he is the and THE only STAR EVER********
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