Joni Mitchell

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David Lasley obituary
Singer-songwriter whose four-octave vocal range made him one of the most sought after backing singers in American music

Adam Sweeting

15, Dec, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Joni Mitchell: ‘I’m hobbling along but I’m doing all right’
Singer discusses health difficulties in rare public speech as she accepts Kennedy Center award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Dec, 2021 @12:32 PM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Joni Mitchell kept me going through lion country | Letter
Letter: Ruth Borthwick on how singing songs from Ladies of the Canyon and Blue sustained her courage on a dangerous trip

Letters

25, Jun, 2021 @3:50 PM

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A love letter to Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
I’ve known this album for only 20 of its 50 years, but it has seen me from childhood to adulthood, and its genius only grows, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

22, Jun, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Joni Mitchell’s Blue: my favourite song – by James Taylor, Carole King, Graham Nash, David Crosby and more
As the legendary album turns 50, the musicians it inspired – and those who inspired it – tell us which track means the most to them and why

Interviews by Dave Simpson

22, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Joni Mitchell’s Blue reviewed – archive, 29 June 1971
29 June 1971 An album more about Mitchell herself, less of scenes she’s observed

Geoffrey Cannon

21, Jun, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Joni Mitchell: how rock misogyny made me into a militant fan
It took Joe Muggs until his 30s to get into Mitchell’s grown-up music, but once it clicked, the whole history of music was rewritten in his head

Joe Muggs

17, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Joni Mitchell, Isle of Wight 1970: the day the music nearly died
A bad vibe and worse acid hung around the 600,000-strong festival, with Mitchell getting heckled – but she used a stretch of perfect songs to create a moment of harmony

Laura Barton

07, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Joni Mitchell: where to start in her back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the poet of Laurel Canyon who refused anyone’s will but her own

20, May, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Nigel Godrich: your questions answered on Radiohead, Macca and Marmite
The Ultraísta member and producer answered questions about his favourite artist of all time, being a night owl and what he learned from Trevor Horn

Laura Snapes

25, Feb, 2020 @3:26 PM

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‘I was a bad influence on the Beatles': James Taylor on Lennon, love and recovery
The singer has written many beautiful songs – and was a muse for Joni Mitchell and Carole King. He reflects on his relationship with Mitchell and overcoming childhood trauma and heroin addiction

Jenny Stevens

17, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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