Mimi Fariña
American musician
Mimi Fariña
Mimi Baez Fariña was a singer-songwriter and activist, the youngest of three daughters to a Mexican-American physicist Albert Baez and a Scottish mother. She is the younger sister of singer and activist Joan Baez.
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El día en que todo tuvo un final - ElLitoral.com
Google News - over 5 years
Entre los visitantes detrás del escenario se encontraban la cantante folk Joan Baez y Mimi Farina y, para variar, una enorme cantidad de periodistas. A las 9.27 de la noche (casi una hora y media después de lo previsto en el programa original) comenzó
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We were there: Audrey Auld's Tasmanian wit and wonder - Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Her song "Bread and Roses," sung for the inmates at San Quentin as part of the late Mimi Farina's organization, Bread and Roses, is tear-in-the-eye memorable. All in all, a great show at Uncle Calvin's, where former Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk
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Three decades of Bay Area music festivals (photos) - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bread & Roses Festival (Oct. 4, 1980) Joni Mitchell and BB King perform in the Bread & Roses Festival, raising money for an organization founded by the late Mimi Farina to provide live music to people in isolated situations such as shelters or hospice
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Reakcije na smrt Ejmi Vajnhaus - B92
Google News - over 5 years
Glumica i pevačica Zoi Dešanel poslala je muzičku poruku uz komentar: "Mimi Farina napisala je pesmu 'In The Quiet Morning' za Dženis Džoplin. Čini se da je prikladna i za današnji dan." Popularni američki TV voditelj Rajan Sikrest: Neverovatan talenat
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鲍勃-迪伦70大寿 滚石杂志评选十大经典歌曲 - 金鹰网
Google News - almost 6 years
1964年夏天,迪伦在伍德斯托克创作了这首歌,当时,琼-贝茨(Joan Baez)、咪咪-法里纳(Mimi Farina)和理查德-法里纳(Richard Farina)还都是迪伦家的常客。在这首歌中,迪伦将原本想好的政治化的歌词做了一些改动。与其指
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鲍勃-迪伦70大寿 滚石杂志评选十大经典歌曲 - 凤凰网
Google News - almost 6 years
1964年夏天,迪伦在伍德斯托克创作了这首歌,当时,琼-贝茨(Joan Baez)、咪咪-法里纳(Mimi Farina)和理查德-法里纳(Richard Farina)还都是迪伦家的常客。在这首歌中,迪伦将原本想好的政治化的歌词做了一些改动。与其指
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Bob Dylan Turns 70 - Technorati
Google News - almost 6 years
Positively 4th Street (Tenth Anniversary Edition) celebrates the lives and times of Dylan, Joan Baez, and Richard and Mimi Farina. This volume includes two collections of black and white photos of the subjects in their pre-1970 years
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May Day Belongs to the Workers and their Songs. Come Sing Along. - Care2.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
It's called Bread and Roses and sung by Joan Baez and her sister Mimi Farina. Here is a recently released video by Tom Morello, celebrating the recent struggles of unions in our culture today. Finally, the song written as a tribute to the women of
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Audio: Joan Baez
NYTimes - almost 15 years
An excerpt from "In the Quiet Morning (For Janis Joplin" performed by Joan Baez. Written by Mimi Farina.
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Together Again: Two Women With a Multiplicity of Messages
NYTimes - over 20 years
HOLLY NEAR thought it would be nice if she and Ronnie Gilbert made another little concert tour after all these years. The idea came when Ms. Gilbert was about to turn 70, and for the occasion, Ms. Near, 46, arranged for the two folk singers to give an informal private concert with their two favorite pianists. It was recorded live, and then, presto!
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A Few Thousand Women, Networking
NYTimes - almost 23 years
FOR more than 20 years, the singer Judy Collins left her finances to her business manager and concentrated on her art. "I never wrote a check," she told a luncheon audience of several hundred businesswomen the other day. One day in the late 1970's, the manager told her she had no money to pay taxes. That was the end of innocence. She is now her own
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AT LUNCH WITH: Herb Caen; Romancing San Francisco In 1,000 Words or Less
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Herb Caen is considering his own obituary. It will be on page 1 of The San Francisco Chronicle, if he has his way, smack in the middle of the page and bordered in black. It will have a corny headline: "The Kid's Last Column," or something like that. And the 77-year-old scribe, thought to be America's longest-running columnist, will write it
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New Jersey Guide
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: NEW BRITISH FARCE NEW BRITISH FARCE ''Two Into One,'' with Tony Randall, Millicent Martin and Paxton Whitehead, will have its United States premiere Wednesday at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. The play, a farce by the British playwright Ray Cooney, is about a Member of Parliament who enlists the help of his very proper and disapproving
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Pop/Jazz; Judy Collins, A Concern And a Bond
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: FOR the contemporary pop singer who must woo and win the ear of a new generation every few years in order to survive, career longevity is a rare blessing. Judy Collins, who celebrates her 25th anniversary of concertizing in New York at Carnegie Hall this evening, is certainly one of the blessed, having recorded continuously since 1961,
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 30 years
The Replacements, the Ritz, 119 East 11th Street (254-2800). Ornery, unpredictable, funny, defiant and rough-edged, the Minneapolis-based Replacements carry a rock-and-roll spirit into the ever-slicker 1980's. The band's grainy-voiced singer and songwriter, Paul Westerberg, is impatient with pretension and double talk, but steers clear of easy
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mimi Fariña
    FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 55
    Fariña died of neuroendocrine cancer, at her home in California, on July 18, 2001, at age 56.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 47
    She is referenced in the Armistead Maupin novel Tales of the City, set in San Francisco in the 1970s, and she also appeared in a cameo role in the 1993 miniseries based on the novel.
    More Details Hide Details She is referred to by Carol Ward (Catherine O'Hara) in the U.S. television series Six Feet Under, in which it is stated that Fariña had been involved with the production of the (fictitious) Pack Up Your Sorrows: The Mimi Fariña Story. She was also the subject of sister Joan Baez' 1969 song "Sweet Sir Galahad". She appears in the 2012 documentary "Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation" by Laura Archibald.
  • 1986
    Age 40
    In 1986, she took the time to record her own album, Mimi Fariña Solo.
    More Details Hide Details Fariña used her connections with the folksinging community to elicit help in her focus with Bread and Roses, including Pete Seeger, Paul Winter, Odetta, Judy Collins, Taj Mahal, Lily Tomlin, Carlos Santana, and Bonnie Raitt, amongst others. In 2000 alone, Bread and Roses brought performers to play at more than 500 concerts in 82 institutions.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 39
    Though she continued to sing in her later years, releasing an album in 1985 and performing sporadically, Fariña devoted most of her time to running Bread and Roses.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1980s, she teamed up with Pete Sears to play a variety of benefit and protest concerts. Many concerts were concerned with human rights issues in Central America, especially the U.S.-backed civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador. They once set up to play on the abandoned railroad tracks outside the Concord Naval Weapons Center in California. Surrounded by military police, Fariña and Sears played a show for people protesting U.S. weapons being shipped to government troops in El Salvador.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 28
    In 1974, Fariña founded Bread and Roses, a nonprofit co-operative organization, designed to bring free music and entertainment to institutions: jails, hospitals, juvenile facilities, nursing homes, and prisons.
    More Details Hide Details Initially it was active in the San Francisco Bay area, but later, nationally. It still remains in operation, producing 500 shows per year. The organization's name came from a 1911 poem by James Oppenheim, "Bread and Roses", which is commonly associated with a 1912 garment workers strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • 1973
    Age 27
    By 1973, Mimi was asked to accompany her sister Joan and B.B. King when they performed for the prisoners in Sing Sing Prison.
    More Details Hide Details This experience, along with her arrest in 1967, led her to a desire to do more for those who are held in institutions.
  • 1972
    Age 26
    Among the songs she has written is "In the Quiet Morning (For Janis Joplin)", which her sister recorded and released in 1972 on the album Come from the Shadows.
    More Details Hide Details The song is also included on a number of compilations, including Joan Baez' Greatest Hits album.
  • 1968
    Age 22
    In 1968 Mimi married Milan Melvin and continued to perform, sometimes recording and touring with either her sister Joan or the folksinger Tom Jans, with whom she recorded an album in 1971, entitled Take Heart.
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  • 1967
    Age 21
    In 1967, Fariña joined a satiric comedy troupe called The Committee.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she and her sister Joan Baez were arrested at a peaceful demonstration, where the two were temporarily housed in Santa Rita Jail, personalizing the experience of captivity for her.
  • 1966
    Age 20
    After Richard Fariña's 1966 death (on Mimi's twenty-first birthday) in a motorcycle accident, Mimi moved to San Francisco where she flourished as a singer, songwriter, model, actress, and activist.
    More Details Hide Details She performed at various festivals and clubs throughout the Bay Area including the Big Sur Folk Festivals, the Matrix, and the hungry i. Mimi briefly sang for the rock group the Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 17
    Fariña met novelist, musician, and composer Richard Fariña in 1963 when she was 17 years old and married him at 18 in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details The two collaborated on a number of influential folk albums, most notably, Celebrations for a Grey Day (1965) and Reflections in a Crystal Wind (1966), both on Vanguard Records.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on April 30, 1945.
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