Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer songwriter and a painter whose songs often reflect on social and philosophical ideals as well as her feelings about romance, womanhood, disillusionment and joy.
Born on November 7, 1943 in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, she was named Roberta Joan Mitchell by her parents.
Mitchell started singing in small nightclubs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and throughout western Canada, and later moved on to the nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario.
Subsequently, she signed with Reprise Records and recorded her debut album, Song to a Seagull, in 1968.
Canadian-American singer and songwriter Neil Young, makes many references to his friendship with Mitchell in his memoir.
In 1971, Mitchell gifted Young a “beautiful knitted hat” which the Canadian-American singer in his memoir wrote, “I could feel the love in it”.
Were Joni Mitchell and Neil Young friends
Joni Mitchell and Neil Young are both septuagenarians who have been friends for over half a century.
The duo have been friends since 1964 and have continued to be there for their friendship in a number of ways.