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Joan Baez

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Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Staten Island, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Staten Island, NY

About

Folk singer best known for songs such as "Diamonds & Rust," "We Shall Overcome," and "Joe Hill." She was also a political activist.

Before Fame

She performed often while attending Boston University. One of her first instruments was the ukelele, which was given to her by a friend of the family.

Trivia

Led Zeppelin covered her song "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You."

Family Life

She married David Harris on March 26, 1968 and after having a son named Gabriel, they divorced on February 15, 1974.

Associated With

She sang "Buddha's Delight" and "Slam" for the Music and Lyrics soundtrack, as well as dueting with Hugh Grant on "Way Back into Love."