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In 1965, she was married briefly to the Folk singer Chuck Mitchell, from whom she took her name. During the mid 1960s, Joni enjoyed early success as a songwriter, while other artists took her original songs to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, she continued to play in folk clubs and coffeehouses around the country.
Throughout the next decade, Joni released several memorable and inimitable recordings that have been hailed as some of the best from a contemporary folk singer/songwriter. The influences of jazz and rock started creeping into her work toward the middle of the 1970s.
Since then, Joni Mitchell has displayed her wealth of talent by dabbling in genres ranging from rock to pop and jazz. She is best known for her emotive, poetic lyrics and her impressively wide vocal range.
She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1981, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2002, she was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her life's work.