Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Joni Mitchell Named MusiCares Person of the Year, Will Get Big Tribute Concert in LA in January


Joni Mitchell, this has really been her year.

Now the great singer songwriter has been named Person of the Year by MusiCares, the Grammy charity. She’ll get a big tribute dinner in Los Angeles on January 29th. Joni won’t sing, but you can bet the list of superstars who want to sing her songs is long.

So who could be there?  Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Neil Young– at the very least. And plenty of ladies including Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, and of course, Judy Collins singing “Both Sides Now” would be great, but who knows if that can be brokered?

It’s nice to know that the Recording Academy expects an in person event at the LA Convention Center next January. We are all longing to be there, or anywhere at this point.


Roger Friedman
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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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