Joan Baez


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Joan Baez (born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and a prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace, and environmental justice.

Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues.

Baez began her career performing in ... more »

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  • ''I've never had a humble opinion in my life. If you're going to have one, why bother to be humble about it?''
    Joan Baez (b. 1941), U.S. singer. International Herald Tribune (Paris, December 2, 1992).
  • ''The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.''
    Joan Baez (b. 1941), U.S. singer. "What Would You Do?" Daybreak (1968). Baez set up an Institute for Nonviolence in California in 1965.
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