Knowledge Identifier: +Joan_Baez
John Jacob Niles - Called the "Dean of American Balladeers", Niles was an important influence on the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, with Joan Baez, Burl Ives, and Peter, Paul and Mary, among others, recording his songs
In 1956, Baez first heard Martin Luther King, Jr. speak about nonviolence, civil rights and social change which brought tears to her eyes
In 1957, Baez bought her first Gibson acoustic guitar
In 1958, at the Club 47 in Cambridge, she gave her first concert
Newport Folk Festival - Gibson invited Baez to perform with him at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival, where the two sang two duets, "Virgin Mary Had One Son" and "We Are Crossing Jordan River"
Carolyn Hester - After failing to convince Joan Baez to sign with Columbia Records, John H. Hammond signed Hester in 1960
Fred Carter, Jr. - Carter was the principal guitarist for two of Joan Baez's albums in the late 1960s
The House of the Rising Sun - Earlier versions of the song are often sung from the woman's perspective, a woman who followed a drunk or a gambler to New Orleans and became a prostitute in the House of the Rising Sun , such as in Joan Baez's version on her self-titled 1960 debut album, or Jody Miller's 1973 single
Baez first met Dylan in 1961 at Gerde's Folk City in New York City's Greenwich Village
Self Portrait (Bob Dylan album) - "Copper Kettle" was popularised by Joan Baez and appeared on her best-selling 1962 LP "Joan Baez in Concert"
Richard Farina - His best-known songs are, "Pack Up Your Sorrows" and "Birmingham Sunday", the latter of which was recorded by Joan Baez and became better known after it became the theme song to Spike Lee's film, "4 Little Girls", a documentary about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Alabama during 1963
Her recording of the song "Birmingham Sunday" ,written by her brother-in-law, Richard Fariña, was used in the opening of "4 Little Girls" , Spike Lee's documentary film about the four young victims killed in the 1963 bombing
Bringing It All Back Home - "Farewell Angelina" was ultimately given to Joan Baez, who released it in 1965 as the title track of her album, "Farewell, Angelina"
Farewell, Angelina - "'"Farewell, Angelina""' is an album by American folk singer Joan Baez, released in late 1965
Baez was arrested twice in 1967 for blocking the entrance of the Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California and spent over a month in jail
In 1968, Baez traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, where a marathon recording session resulted in two albums
Merle Haggard - Singer-activist Joan Baez, whose political leanings could not be more different from those expressed in Haggard's above-referenced songs, nonetheless covered "Sing Me Back Home" and "Mama Tried" in 1969
Vanguard Records - With acts such as Joan Baez and Ian & Sylvia leaving for other labels and disappointing sales for the "Everyman" budget classical series, by the early 1970s Vanguard's stature in the music industry was greatly diminished
Here's to You (song) - "'Here's to you"'" is a song by Joan Baez, released in 1971 as part of the soundtrack of the film "Sacco e Vanzetti"
During the ! Christmas season 1972, Baez joined a peace delegation traveling to North Vietnam, both to address human rights in the region, and to deliver Christmas mail to American prisoners of war
Harris was released from Texas prison after 15 months, but the relationship began to dissolve and the couple divorced amicably in 1973
Wolf Biermann - To break this isolation, artists like Joan Baez and many others visited him at his home during the World Youth Festival in 1973
Because many of the South Central Farmers are immigrants from Central America, Baez sang several songs from her 1974 Spanish-language album, "Gracias a la Vida", including the title track and "No Nos Moverán"
The War Is Over - There were many others, culminating in Phil Ochs's The War Is Over celebration in New York City in May 1975
Johnny Ace - Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed "Never Let Me Go" on the Rolling Thunder Revue Tour late in 1975
Bringing It All Back Home - The cufflinks Dylan wore in the picture were a gift from Joan Baez, as she later referenced in her 1975 song "Diamonds & Rust"
Blowin' in the Wind - The film's soundtrack album features Joan Baez's 1976 live recording of the song, from her "From Every Stage" album
In 1978, she performed at several benefit concerts to defeat the Briggs Initiative, which proposed banning all gay people from teaching in the public schools of California
In 1980, Baez was given honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees by Antioch University and Rutgers University for her political activism and the "universality of her music"
A film of the ill-fated tour, "There but for Fortune", was shown on PBS in 1982
Dylan and Baez toured together again in 1984 along with Carlos Santana
The Return of Bruno - "'The Return of Bruno"' is a 1987 comedic film, originally aired as a one-hour special on HBO and later released on VHS. It is a mockumentary starring Bruce Willis as his fictitious alter ego "Bruno Radolini", a legendary blues singer/musician who influenced, as the story goes, a number of famous musicians who appear in cameo, such as Elton John, Phil Collins, Brian Wilson, Grace Slick, Joan Baez, Jon_Bon_Jovi, Paul Stanley, The Bee Gees, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, and Ringo Starr appear in the film as themselves, paying tribute to Radolini
In 1989, after the Tiananmen Massacre in Beijing Baez wrote and released the song "China" to condemn the Chinese government for its violent and bloody crackdown on thousands of student protesters who called for establishment of democratic republicanism
In the 1990s, she appeared with her friend Janis Ian at a benefit for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, a gay lobbying organization, and performed at the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March
She had previously performed the same song at San Quentin at the 1992 vigil protesting the execution of Robert Alton Harris, the first man to be executed in California after the death penalty was reinstated
Ryan Adams - Adams' songwriting received additional exposure when Joan Baez included his song "In My Time of Need", from his debut release, on her 2003 album "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar
In the summer of 2004, Joan joined Michael Moore's "Slacker Uprising Tour" on American college campuses, encouraging young people to get out and vote for peace candidates in the upcoming national election
Josh Ritter - He appeared at Oxegen 2005, and has headlined with artists such as Joan Baez, who later released her own version of Ritter's song "Wings" on her album "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar"
Then, on January 13, 2006, Baez performed at the funeral of Lou Rawls, where she led Jesse Jackson, Sr., Wonder, and others in the singing of "Amazing Grace"
September 9, 2008, saw the release of the studio album "Day After Tomorrow", produced by Steve Earle and featuring three of his songs
Baez is a resident of Woodside, California, where she lived with her mother until the latter's death, aged 100, in 2013 in a house that has a backyard tree house in which she spends time meditating, writing, and "being close to nature"