Joan Baez

A towering figure in the history of American folk music, Joan Baez's stunning, operatic soprano stirred the hearts and minds of millions of listeners over the course of a legendary four-decade career marked by a ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1941 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Garden 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Captain Mike Across America 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Soundstage 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Festival 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kris Kristofferson: Songwriter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Berkeley in the Sixties 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The March For Disarmament 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan Baez 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Merton: A Film Biography of Thomas Merton 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Scruggs: His Family and Friends 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Renaldo & Clara 1976 (Movie)

Woman in White (Actor)

Joan Baez 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Banjoman 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sing Sing Thanksgiving 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dynamite Chicken 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Woodstock 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celebration at Big Sur 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Don't Look Back 1967 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

We Shall Overcome (TV Show)

Actor
Music (21)

A Case of You 2013 (Movie)

("Diamonds And Rust") (Song)

A Case of You 2013 (Movie)

("Diamonds And Rust") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

("Sweet Sir Galahad") (Song)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

("Here's to You") (Song)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

("Here's to You") (Song Performer)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

("Birmingham Sunday") (Song)

Deutschland im Herbst 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Deutschland im Herbst 1993 (Movie)

("Here's to You") (Song Performer)

Dogfight 1991 (Movie)

("Silver Dagger") (Song Performer)

Berkeley in the Sixties 1990 (Movie)

(Performer)

Woodstock: Return to the Planet of the '60s 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

("The Crimes of Cain") (Song Performer)

Stagefright 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Silent Running 1971 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Woodstock 1970 (Movie)

("I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill" "Swing Low Sweet Chariot") (Song Performer)

Sacco and Vanzetti 1969 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Sacco and Vanzetti 1969 (Movie)

(Theme Song Performer)

Don't Look Back 1967 (Movie)

("Turn, Turn Again") (Song Performer)

Choices of the Heart (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

A towering figure in the history of American folk music, Joan Baez's stunning, operatic soprano stirred the hearts and minds of millions of listeners over the course of a legendary four-decade career marked by a commitment to roots music and human rights. She rose from the Cambridge, MA folk scene of the late 1950s before giving a star-making performance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. Baez soon began recording for Vanguard in 1960, singing traditional blues and ballads before championing new songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Phil Ochs and most notably, Bob Dylan, with whom she would enjoy a brief but legendary romantic relationship in the early 1960s. While many of her folk peers fell off the musical radar or moved into pop and rock, Baez remained deeply committed to the scene and the social causes it supported through song, which often put her at odds with mainstream America. But throughout her career, which encompassed chart success in the mid-1970s with songs like "Diamonds and Rust" and "The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down," as well as a rootless period without a label in the 1980s, Baez remained loyal to the ideals on which she had forged her public identity: the rights of the individual in the face of political, social and societal oppression. Her flawless voice, passionate songwriting and political ideology made Baez one of the most acclaimed folk music figures of the 20th century.

Relationships

Bob Dylan Song

Companion
Together in early 1960s

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Diamonds & Rust"

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