Sunday, May 19, 2024

Happy 77th Birthday, Joni Mitchell! (And What a Birthday Gift!) Celebrating a Great Life and Career


What a birthday gift Joni Mitchell got today. One of our great artists celebrates her 77th birthday today. It’s been a great life and a great career. She’s been so influential and given us such happiness, we can only send her our best wishes for terrific health and well being for years to come.

Joni’s gift to us, of course, is her new collection of archival material on Rhino. You shouldn’t miss it. I listened to it on Spotify but you must have the CDs and the book to dig down deep. So many great versions of “Both Sides Now”! And the the next box will be the home run!


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Happy Birthday to the magical mystical maven, @jonimitchell. We adore you! 💖

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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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