Joni Mitchell

Musician and Painter
Born Nov 7, 1943
Age 72
Hometown Town of Fort Macleod
Other Names Anderson, Roberta...

Joni Mitchell, CC is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the streets and dives of Toronto.

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1943 Birth Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Myrtle Marguerite (McKee) and William Andrew Anderson. … Read More


1962 18 Years Old Mitchell started singing with her friends at bonfires around Waskesiu Lake. Her first paid performance was on October 31, 1962, at a Saskatoon club that featured folk and jazz performers. … Read More


1964 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1964 at the age of 20, she told her mother that she intended to be a folk singer in Toronto, and she left western Canada for the first time in her life, heading east for Ontario. … Read More
In February 1965 she gave birth to a baby girl. … Read More
1967 23 Years Old The marriage and partnership of Joni and Chuck Mitchell dissolved in early 1967, and Joni moved to New York City to pursue her musical dreams as a solo artist. … Read More
1968 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Crosby convinced a record company to let Mitchell record a solo acoustic album without all the folk-rock overdubs in vogue at the time, and his clout earned him a producer's credit in March 1968, when Reprise Records released her debut album, alternatively known as Joni Mitchell or Song to a Seagull.
1969 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Mitchell continued touring steadily to promote the LP. The tour helped create eager anticipation for Mitchell's second LP, Clouds, which was released in April 1969. … Read More
1970 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1970, Clouds produced her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. … Read More
1971 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On the April 1971 release of James Taylor's Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon album, Mitchell is credited with backup vocals – along with Carole King – on the track "You've Got A Friend".
1972 28 Years Old Mitchell made the decision to return to the live stage after the great success of Blue, and she presented many new songs on tour which appeared on her next album, her fifth, For the Roses, which was released in October 1972 and immediately zoomed up the charts.
1973 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She followed with the single, "You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio", which peaked at No. 25 in the Billboard Charts in February 1973, becoming her first bona fide hit single. … Read More


1974 30 Years Old In February 1974, her tour with the L.A. Express began, and they received rave notices as they traveled across the United States and Canada during the next two months. … Read More
In January 1975, Court and Spark received four nominations for Grammy Awards, including Grammy Award for Album of the Year, for which Mitchell was the only woman nominated. … Read More
In January 1976, Mitchell received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the album The Hissing of Summer Lawns, though the Grammy went to Linda Ronstadt.
1977 33 Years Old In mid-1977, Mitchell began work on new recordings, that became her first double studio album. … Read More
1979 35 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She finished the tracks, and the resulting album, Mingus, was released in June 1979, though it was poorly received in the press. … Read More


1984 40 Years Old As 1984 ended, Mitchell was writing new songs, when she received a suggestion from Geffen that perhaps an outside producer with experience in the modern technical arenas that they wanted to explore might be a worthy addition. … Read More
1988 44 Years Old Mitchell continued experimenting with synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers for the recordings of her next album, 1988's Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm. … Read More
1990 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Mitchell, who by then rarely performed live anymore, participated in Roger Waters' The Wall Concert in Berlin. … Read More
1991 47 Years Old …  Hole also covered "Both Sides Now" in 1991 on their debut album, Pretty on the Inside, retitling it "Clouds", with the lyrics altered by frontwoman Courtney Love. … Read More


1994 - 1997 3 More Events
1998 54 Years Old Two years later, Mitchell released her final set of "original" new work before nearly a decade of other pursuits, 1998's Taming the Tiger. … Read More
…  Its success led to 2002's Travelogue, a collection of re-workings of her previous songs with lush orchestral accompaniments.
2003 59 Years Old During the next few years, the only albums Mitchell released were compilations of her earlier work. In 2003, her Geffen recordings were collected in a remastered four-disc box set, The Complete Geffen Recordings, including notes by Mitchell and three previously unreleased tracks. … Read More


2005 61 Years Old In 2005, Mitchell said that she was using a tape recorder to get her memories "down in the oral tradition".
Although Mitchell stated that she would no longer tour or give concerts, she has made occasional public appearances to speak on environmental issues. Mitchell divides her time between her longtime home in Los Angeles, and the property in Sechelt, British Columbia, that she has owned since the early 1970s. "L.A. is my workplace", she said in 2006, "B.C. is my heartbeat". … Read More
In February 2007, Mitchell also returned to Calgary and served as an advisor for the Alberta Ballet Company premiere of "The Fiddle and the Drum", a dance choreographed to both new and old songs by Jean Grand-Maitre. … Read More
2008 - 2013 5 More Events
On March 31, 2015, Mitchell was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. … Read More
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