Forever Young!


Just caught Joan Baez’s 75th birthday celebration in New York on PBS. Blew me away! Joan was an icon of my teenage years, and she looks gorgeous today — slim, toned, stylish. Just how I’d love to look when I’m 75!

The 2-hour special featured Joan singing my favourite of all her songs, 280px-Joan_Baez_Hamburg_1973_2811730005“Diamonds and Rust,” with Judy Collins, one of her folk contemporaries in the early ’60s.

Other highlights: a duet with Paul Simon, “The Boxer”;  “Don’t Think Twice, You’re Alright” with The Indigo Girls; and Joan’s renditition of  “Sweet Low, Sweet Chariot.” Plenty of others.

220px-Joan_Baez_at_the_The_Egg_(Albany,_NY),_March_2016Guests included Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson, Nano Stern and David Bromberg.

Show ended with Joan singing, Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.”

All this was MORE THAN just nostalgia!

 

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About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based journalist and fiction writer.
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One Response to Forever Young!

  1. tremainj32 says:

    I knew we had a lot in common. She was looking fantastic. The voice was still Joan but she did not try the high notes. I thought I was Joan Baez in those distant days and knew all the words to her songs, That was a good concert with plenty of ‘oldies but goodies”

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