Friday, November 7, 2008
"... more class than Richard Nixon, Mick Jagger, and Gomer Pyle combined! "
Joni Mitchell turns 65 years old today.
Mitchell's work is highly respected both by critics and fellow musicians. Rolling Stone magazine called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever," while Allmusic said, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century."
Joni Mitchell had a profound influence on genres ranging from R&B to alternative rock to jazz.
Mitchell is also a visual artist. She made the artwork for each of her albums.
A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell had stopped recording over the last several years, focusing more attention on painting.
... and a treat for the Deadheads: