|Joan Baez Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 9, 1941|
Joan Baez is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who found fame with several political songs such as We Shall Overcome, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Diamonds and Rust, Blowin’ in the Wind, There But for Fortune, etc.
Joan Chandos Baez
Staten Island, New York, United States
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Activist
- Father – Albert Báez Valderrama (Scientist)
- Mother – Joan Bridge
- Siblings – Mimi Baez (Younger Sister), Pauline Baez (Older Sister)
Joan’s net worth was $11 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
Folk, Gospel, Folk Rock, Country Folk, Americana, Latin
Vocals, Piano, Ukulele, Guitar
- Vanguard Records
- RCA Records
- A&M Records
- Proper Records
- Columbia Records
- Gold Castle Records
- Virgin Records
- Razor & Tie
- Koch Entertainment
5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Joan has dated –
- Michael New
- John Lennon
- Bob Dylan (1963-1965)
- David Harris (1967-1973) – She married David Harris on March 26, 1968, and gave birth to their son Gabriel Harris on December 2, 1969. The couple divorced amicably in 1973.
- Kris Kristofferson (1970-1971)
- Steve Jobs
- Joan adopted a son when she was 18 years old.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Hispanic and White)
She has Mexican ancestry on her father’s side and is of English descent on her mother’s side.
However, her hair has turned ‘Gray’ with her advancing age.
Joan Baez Favorite Things
- Author As A Child – Albert Payson Terhune
Source – Deseret.com
Joan Baez Facts
- She performed the civil-rights anthem, We Shall Overcome during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.
- In 1999, Joan was included in the list of ‘100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll’ by VH1 at #27.
- Since 2011, Amnesty International has presented the ‘Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights’ annually in honor of Baez’ long-standing humanitarian work.
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