Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The Amazing Joan Baez Sends John Prine — Now in Stable Condition– Her Version of “Hello in There”


The amazing Joan Baez sent ailing John Prine a lovely gift. She made a video of her singing his classic, “Hello in There.” Prine’s wife, Fiona, says he’s in stable condition, and that she, Fiona, has recovered from the virus. Thank goodness.

Interesting that first Bob Dylan has a surprise hit with his 17 minute “Murder Most Foul,” then Joan turns up with this gesture. We keep coming back to these two. They are where we started.

Joan says: “John, this song that I’ve sung of yours has been one of the most requested songs in my repertoire for over 40 years. So let me sing it to you and send along my best wishes and prayers.” Baez originally covered the song on her magical 1975 album, “Diamonds and Rust.”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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