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Joan Baez Nearly Quit Music Over Voice Troubles

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...

Stars Lining Up To Celebrate Folk Icon Joan Baez's 75th Birthday

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...

Julia Roberts: 'I Wish I'd Had More Notice About Taylor Swift Gig'

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...

Julia Roberts And Joan Baez Become The Latest Members Of Taylor Swift's Squad

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...

Taylor Swift Teams Up With Fifth Harmony, Little Mix And Julia Roberts For California Shows

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...

Joan Baez To Receive Prestigious Human Rights Award

The singer/songwriter, who was instrumental in launching the U.S. branch of the organisation in the 1970s, will be handed the Ambassador of Conscience Award, which recognises those who have shown "exceptional leadership in...

Whitney Houston's Music Agent Loses Cancer Battle

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...

Garth Brooks & Billy Joel Among Ascap Centennial Award Recipients

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...

Joan Baez: 'Climate Change Will Kill Us All'

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...

Joan Baez Makes Emotional Journey To Vietnam

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...

Joan Baez Calls For Russian Punk Stars' Freedom

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...

Pete Seeger, 92, Aims For Billboard Chart Record

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...

Joan Baez Pays Tribute To Generous Steve Jobs

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)...

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

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...

Bono And Baez Turn Out For Jobs Memorial

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,...

Stars Honour Dylan On 70th Birthday

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...

Prince Advises Justin Bieber

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...

Baez Injured In Fall From Treehouse

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...

Baez Refused To Sing Hammer For Obama

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...

Washington Civil Rights Concert Tops Greatest Gigs Poll

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...

Baez Puts Activism On Hold To Concentrate On Family Matters

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...

Mellencamp, Dylan & Nelson Tour Planned

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...

Baez Furious At Military Gig 'Ban'

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...

Grammy Honours For The Doors, The Grateful Dead And Baez

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...

Dylan Mentor Von Schmidt Dead At 75

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...

Songwriter Wilkin Dies

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...

Woodstock Boss Was Snubbed By Cowboy Roy Rogers

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...

Ronstadt: 'I'm Embarrassed For Idiot Bush'

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...

Celebrity Farm Protest Continues As Bulldozers Move In

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...

Top Climber Praises Hannah For Tree-top Skills

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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