Joni Mitchell Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of singer, songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell.


Data di nascita: novembre 7, 1943
Luogo di nascita: Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
    Nome di nascita: Roberta Joan Anderson
    Padre: William “Bill” Anderson, Air Force officer and grocer
    Madre: Mirto (McKee) Anderson, insegnante
    Matrimoni: Larry Klein, (1982-1994, divorziato); Chuck Mitchell (1965-1967, divorziato)
    Bambini: with Brad MacMath: Kelly Dale Anderson (renamed Kilauren Gibb), 1965
    Formazione scolastica: Attended Alberta College of Art in Calgary, 1963-1964

    Altri fatti

    Taught herself to play guitar, ukulele and dulcimer.
    She is known for her difficult musical compositions, alternative guitar tunings and uncommon chord changes.
    Nominated for 16 Grammy Awards and won eight, plus received a lifetime achievement award.
    Although one of her more popular songs is calledWoodstock,” she was not present at the famous 1969 music festival.
    Her own paintings and drawings have been featured on some of her own album covers, as well as those of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
    Contracted polio at age 9.

    Sequenza temporale

    marzo 1968 – Her first album, “Song for a Seagull,” è rilasciato. The album is also known asJoni Mitchell.
    marzo 11, 1970 – Wins a Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance or Recording forClouds.
    marzo 1, 1975 – Wins a Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(S) per “Down to You.
    1977 – Begins a collaboration with jazz musician Charlie Mingus on an interpretation of T.S. Eliot’sFour Quartets.Mingus dies of Lou Gehrig’s disease before the completion of the project, but Mitchell finishes the album. “Mingusis released in 1979.
    febbraio 28, 1996 – Wins a Grammy Award for Best Pop Album, as well as the Grammy for Best Recording Package withTurbulent Indigo.
    marzo 1997 – Mitchell and the daughter she gave up for adoption, now known as Kilauren Gibb, are reunited after 32 anni di distanza.
    Maggio 1997 – Is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    febbraio 21, 2001- Wins a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album forBoth Sides Now.
    2002 – Receives the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
    2007 – Composes the music forThe Fiddle and the Drumwith the Alberta Ballet.
    settembre 25, 2007 – Releases her last studio album, “Shine.
    febbraio 10, 2008 – Wins a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance forOne Week Last Summerand receives another Grammy for her contribution to Herbie Hancock’s Album of the Year winner, “fiume: The Joni Letters.
    aprile 22, 2010 – In un Los Angeles Times article, Mitchell describes suffering from a “strano, incurable disease” chiamato Morgellons. She describes the symptoms asfibers in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm: they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral.
    2010 – Mitchell’s song, “Both Sides Now,” is featured in the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
    marzo 31, 2015 – Mitchell is hospitalized after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home.
    giugno 2015 – A conservator for Mitchell issues a statement that the musician has suffered a brain aneurysm, but is expected to make a full recovery.
    febbraio 15, 2016 – Wins the Grammy for Best Album Notes, per “Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced.
    agosto 20, 2016 – Attends a Chick Corea concert in Los Angeles; it’s the first time she has been spotted in public since her brain aneurysm.
    ottobre 10, 2017 – David Yaffe’s biographyReckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell,” is released in Canada, and in the United States, one week later. The book draws on in-person interviews with Mitchell, as well as friends from her childhood and famous peers that inspired many of her most famous songs.
    novembre 6-7, 2018 – Artists gather to celebrate the 75th birthday of Mitchell at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles. The lineup includes Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Graham Nash, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and Brandi Carlile.
      febbraio 7, 2019 – The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebrationis shown in movie theaters for one night. The special includes the entire concert as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists.
      ottobre 30, 2020 – “Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967),” a collection of Mitchell’s earliest recordings, è rilasciato.




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