Joan Baez

1941 - Today

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Joan Chandos Baez (; born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist. Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest and social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Baez has received more than 6,638,656 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Joan Baez is the 11th most popular singer (up from 14th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from United States (down from 98th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Singer.

Joan Baez is most famous for being a folk singer. She was also a very active member of the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement in the 1960s.

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Among singers, Joan Baez ranks 11 out of 3,541Before her are Janis Joplin, Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. After her are Charles Aznavour, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Julio Iglesias, Montserrat Caballé, and Adriano Celentano.

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Among people born in 1941, Joan Baez ranks 5Before her are Kim Jong-il, Hayao Miyazaki, Slobodan Milošević, and Bob Dylan. After her are Alex Ferguson, Plácido Domingo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, Bernie Sanders, Cesária Évora, and Richard Dawkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joan Baez ranks 102 out of 15,968Before her are Edwin Hubble (1889), Samuel Morse (1791), Jesse Owens (1913), Jackson Pollock (1912), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908). After her are Gerald Ford (1913), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Chuck Norris (1940), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Harrison Ford (1942), and David Rockefeller (1915).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Joan Baez ranks 8Before her are Cher (1946), Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Frank Sinatra (1915), Johnny Cash (1932), and Tina Turner (1939). After her are Jim Morrison (1943), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), Barbra Streisand (1942), Patti Smith (1946), and Whitney Houston (1963).

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