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Baez, Joan (Chandos)

Baez, Joan (Chandos)

(born Jan. 9, 1941, Staten Island, New York, N.Y., U.S.) U.S. folksinger and activist. She moved often as a child, receiving little musical training, but she became influential in the 1960s folk-song revival. Singing in a soprano voice, usually accompanied by her own guitar arrangements, she popularized traditional songs through her performances and best-selling record albums. An active participant in the protest movements of the 1960s and '70s, Baez made free concert appearances at civil-rights and anti-Vietnam War rallies. Her recordings include Diamonds and Rust (1975) and Gone from Danger (1997).

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Baez is a Spanish-Basque surname meaning son of Basque Country also may refer to:

  • Joan Baez (b. 1941), American folk singer
  • John C. Baez (b. 1961), mathematical physicist, cousin of Joan Baez
  • Albert Baez (1912-2007), physicist, father of Joan Baez
  • Danys Baez (b. 1977), Cuban born baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Anthony Baez (1965-1994), victim of NYPD police brutality.
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