November 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell!

Today, November 7th, in 1943 Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell (nee Anderson) was born in Alberta, Canada! Joni Mitchell started her music career by playing in different clubs around Canada, then she moved to the United States in 1965 and started touring. Her debut album "Song to a Seagull" was released in 1968. Mitchell's music helped define a generation with songs like "Big Yellow Taxi Cab" and "Woodstock" which were popular among the "hippie" generation. Her 1971 album "Blue" was put on Rolling Stone's list of the "Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" coming in at number 30, being the highest entry by a female. "Blue" is often cited as one of the best albums of all time with the simple piano and excellent songwriting. In 2002 she was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 54th Grammy Awards. In honor of her birthday here is one of her most popular songs: BigYellow Taxi Cab