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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 more than 30 albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Baez has received more than 7,420,256 page views. Her biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Joan Baez is the 14th most popular singer (down from 11th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from United States (up from 102nd 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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  • 77

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  • 13.59

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  • 2.80

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Among singers, Joan Baez ranks 14 out of 3,528Before her are Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, and David Bowie. After her are Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, Montserrat Caballé, Demis Roussos, Adriano Celentano, and Enrico Caruso.

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Among people born in 1941, Joan Baez ranks 6Before her are Kim Jong-il, Hayao Miyazaki, Slobodan Milošević, Alex Ferguson, and Bob Dylan. After her are Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, Charlie Watts, Richard Dawkins, Cesária Évora, and Krzysztof Kieślowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joan Baez ranks 92 out of 18,182Before her are Jimi Hendrix (1942), Tina Turner (1939), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Charles Bronson (1921), Frank Sinatra (1915), and Harrison Ford (1942). After her are Henry David Thoreau (1817), Ted Bundy (1946), Stan Lee (1922), William James (1842), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), and Chuck Norris (1940).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Joan Baez ranks 8Before her are Aretha Franklin (1942), Cher (1946), Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Tina Turner (1939), and Frank Sinatra (1915). After her are Jim Morrison (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), Johnny Cash (1932), Whitney Houston (1963), and Barry White (1944).

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