Joni Mitchell

Overview

In February of 1996, Joni Mitchell was honored by the Grammy Awards in two separate categories, which represent the two sides of her creativity. As an accomplished painter, her self portrait on the cover of her "Turbulent Indigo" album won her the trophy as "Best Album Cover Artist," and the music contained on the LP won the "Best Pop Performance, Female." Only months later it was her personal life that was in the headlines as news that the daughter she had given up for adoption as a teenager, had been seeking ...
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Overview

In February of 1996, Joni Mitchell was honored by the Grammy Awards in two separate categories, which represent the two sides of her creativity. As an accomplished painter, her self portrait on the cover of her "Turbulent Indigo" album won her the trophy as "Best Album Cover Artist," and the music contained on the LP won the "Best Pop Performance, Female." Only months later it was her personal life that was in the headlines as news that the daughter she had given up for adoption as a teenager, had been seeking her birth mother. With all of this creative and personal activity in her life, Joni is officially back in the spotlight, and the time has come for a hard cover biography on this fascinating star. Including revealing information from exclusive new interviews, rare TV interviews, and several inside sources-Joni's friends, rivals and contemporaries-this book will fully examine this beloved performer from every angle, public and private. Mark Bego will also recount his own 1990s personal interview with the elusive Joni Mitchell herself. The book will include an examination of: · Joni's sudden role as a mother, in her 50's, as her daughter Kileen successfully finds her after over 30 years · The truth about her rumored love affairs with Crosby, Stills, Nash AND Young · Her relationships with James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Judy Collins, and Georgia O'Keefe · Joni's rich catalog of music, and her place in rock & roll history
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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
Mark Bego is the reigning king of the bio. From Cher to Whitney to Madonna to Michael Jackson, more than 40 celebrities have gotten the Bego treatment.
— Chrissie Dickinson
Jimmy Greenspoon
A great read! As a neighbor of mine, and countless other musicians in Laurel Canyon, Joni was always a formidable force on the music landscape. One of a kind. A true visionary whose genius is only eclipsed by her beauty.
Joe Butler
Joni Mitchell has never written a bad song. She was able to write things in her music that most of us could never articulate. As an artist she stands for something. There is a quality to her that gives us all hope. Fear causes conflict, and conflict causes wars. Joni's music fights that. It takes a special kind of courage to go out there and present their tunes. Joni is one of a kind and her story is fascinating.
Zach Martin
Mark Bego is my favorite source for understanding the personality behind the music personalities that I enjoy listening too. (The very same artist that I play on the radio during my nationally syndicated morning show.) I am able to talk as an authority with more conviction thanks to Mark. Reading this biography about Joni Mitchell, brought me to the conclusion that she is a musical poet laureate. I was able to escape to a space in my mind that was totally comfortable. Joni Mitchell is the essence of peace, love and understanding. Reading this book brought the Woodstock experience back to life, and made me search for my tie dye. Mark Bego has authored another 'must read' for the music enthusiast.
Jed Ryan
When celebrities are making news, you know that Mark Bego's keen eye will be following. He's the biggest-selling biographer—10 million books worldwide—in the pop and rock & roll music worlds. Now he brings us the inspirational life of a true artist: Joni Mitchell.
The Washington Post - Chrissie Dickinson
Mark Bego is the reigning king of the bio. From Cher to Whitney to Madonna to Michael Jackson, more than 40 celebrities have gotten the Bego treatment.
New York Daily News - Julian Kesner
"Bego...focuses on the legendary '60s songstress in his latest effort, using new interviews, personal documents, and more."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589791343
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,205,714
  • Product dimensions: 6.66 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bego is the author of over 40 best-selling books on rock and roll and show business, including two New York Times Best Sellers, a Los Angeles Times Best Seller, and a Chicago Tribune Best Seller, three million-sellers, and two half-million selling titles. With over 10 million books in print, he is acknowledged as the best-selling biographer in the rock and pop music field. His biographies have included Madonna (0815410514), Cher: If You Believe (0815411537) and Bette Midler (081541232).
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