Joan Baez was born 9th January 1941 and is from New York, U.S.A. She is famous for her country and folk style and has been performing for over 53 years.
Her hit singles include "Diamonds & Rust", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "There But for Fortune".
Her career has seen her perform with Bob Dylan on tour in 1963 and her strong stance on political issues, including Civil Rights; have made her as famous as her music.
Joan Baez has released over 30 studio albums and a number of compilations, and in that time has accumulated a massive seven Grammy nominations and one Lifetime Achievement Award (Grammy).
In October 2011, Joan Baez received the Ordre national de la Legion d'honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honour) for her services to music.
During November 2011, with the worldwide financial crisis mounting, Joan Baez joined hundreds of protesters on Occupy Wall Street's Veterans Day in New York City where she sang "Joe Hill", "Salt Of The Earth" and "Where's My Apple Pie?”.
In March 2012, the singer re-released her 1992 album Play Me Backwards and features a bonus CD containing the songs “Medicine Wheel” , “Rise From The Ruins”, “ Trouble With The Truth”, “Much Better View Of The Moon “, “Seven Curses”, “In My Day”, “Dark Eyed Man”, “We Endure”, “The Last Day” and “Lonely Moon”.