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Joan Baez
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Vocalist
    (January 9, 1941- )
    Recorded 'All The Weary Mothers Of The Earth (People's Union #1),' 'Ballad Of Sacco And Vanzetti 1, 2, 3,' 'Song of Bangladesh,' 'Blessed Are...,' 'Cambodia,' 'Children of the 80's,' 'Don't Blame My Mother,' 'Gossamer,' 'Gulf Winds,' 'Happy Birthday, Leonid Brezhnev,' 'Isaac And Abraham,' 'James And The Gang,' 'Lady Di And I,' 'Lucifer's Eyes,' 'Marriott, U.S.A.,' 'Miracles,' 'Oh, Brother!,' 'Only Heaven Knows,' 'Song For David,' 'Time Is Passing Us By,' 'To Bobby' and 'Where Are You Now, My Son?'
    Recorded the hit 'The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down'
    Two honorary doctorates (Rutgers and Antioch)
    She refused to leave her high school during an air-raid drill as a civil disobedience protest (1957).
    She has a tattoo of a flower on the small of her back.
    She is a vegetarian.
    Although a student at Boston University, she rarely attends classes.
    She leads a boycott of ABC-TV's 'Hootenanny' because they barred Pete Seeger, a political activist, from performing (1963).
    She protested the Vietnam War by withholding 60% of her taxes from the I.R.S.
    She fought against the death penalty, including all night vigils.
    She was arrested twice and served 10 days and later a month in prison for twice blocking an Armed Forces induction Center in Oakland California (1967).
    Her records are banned at Army PXs (1968).
    Her anti war remarks on 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour' are completely censored (1969).
    She protested the building of a gym over the site where four students from Kent State were killed (1970) by the National Guard (1977).
    While in Spain, she sung 'We Shall Not Be Moved,' a song that was banned for over 40 years in that country (1977).
    Atlanta Georgia celebrated Joan Baez Day (August 2, 1975).
    Although she kept it in the closet, she had many same sex lovers, including Kim Chappell, Peggy Caserta (Janis Joplin's ex-lesbian lover) and Janis Joplin.
    She was a pioneer of the feminist movement, burning her bra in the '60s and refusing to ever wear one again.
    When she was ten, she spent a year living in Baghdad Iraq with her family (1951).
    She performed with John Lee Hooker and Bob Dylan prior to them becoming great successes.
    She becomes a strong advocate of the civil rights movement and her no discrimination policy is the subject of a Time Magazine article (November 23, 1962).
    She donated her time to non violent Anti Vietnam War protests and Civil Rights causes.
    She participated in the landmark Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama (1965).
    She attempted to enroll five black children in a formerly segregated school, but is barred from entering the school (1966).
    She founded the Institute For The Study Of Nonviolence in Carmel Valley, California (1965).
    She founded and ran Humanitas International Human Rights Committee, that among its causes were protesting Vietnam's human rights violations of 'boat people' refugees.
    Shew was the opening act of the U.S. portion of Live Aid (1985).
    She lobbied against U.S. support of the contras in Nicaragua (1987).
    She raised money to support her cousin Peter Baez, who was charged with running a medicinal marijuana clinic.
    Despite six nominations, she never won a Grammy.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 80 Votes: 52.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 52 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 45 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 99 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 70 Votes: 52.86% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 50 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 85 Votes: 42.35% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 68 Votes: 55.88% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 157 Votes: 50.32% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1373 Votes: 41.44% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 590 Votes: 52.88% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 727 Votes: 41.95% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 731 Votes: 62.93% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1386 Votes: 66.16% Annoying
 
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