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Joan Baez Biography:
When she was in her teens, Joan's father took at job at MIT. Soon after moving to Boston, Joan began playing out in the burgeoning Boston Folk music scene. But it wasn't until her debut performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 that Joan's career started to truly blossom.
Her self-titled debut album the following year, as well as a string of releases and a double live recording, helped to cement her place in the blooming Folk scene during the early 1960s. By the mid-sixties, when she started performing often with then newbie, lesser-known Bob Dylan, the protest song movement was just beginning.
Inspired by her experiences as a child traveling the world, Joan's music became almost inseparable from the peace and civil rights movements that were reaching their peaks at that time.
Since then, Baez has dabbled in everything from poetry to country music and pop-rock, but has continued to impress her devoted set of fans with every endeavor. She's released 31 records to date, and is still politically active, touring in support of causes such as Amnesty International, among others.
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