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40 Years Ago: Joni Mitchell Releases ‘Court and Spark’

Joni Mitchell, 'Court and Spark'
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"They're going to crucify you for staying the same. If you change, they're going to crucify you for changing. But staying the same is boring. And change is interesting. So of the two options, I'd rather be crucified for changing."

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Counting Crows, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers

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Let’s just get this out of the way: We really like the Counting Crows. In fact, the first three albums they released in the '90s still get plenty of spins around here. But sometime after the turn of the century, things took a turn for the worst.

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Neil Young Vs. Joni Mitchell – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

Joni Mitchell Vs. Neil Young
Ultimate Classic Rock

It's definitely not nice, pitting two friends like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell against each other. But war is hell, and this month so is the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, as we force the two peace-loving Canadian songwriting legends to do battle.

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Joni Mitchell, ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ – Depressing Summer Songs

Depressing Summer Songs
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A word of caution from Joni Mitchell to anybody jealous of the one-percenters -- the big house and life of leisure you're dreaming of may lead you to nothing more than a pretty depressing summer.

Mitchell's song, from her 1975 album of the same name, is told from the point of view of a kept woman whose lover has locked her up in a big mansion on a hill where she can only "see the valley barbecues from her window sill

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell + More Hold MLK Tribute Jam Session

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On the evening of April 4, 1968, the great Martin Luther King was shot down in Memphis, Tenn. The news shocked and angered the world as it tore people apart, and in other cases, brought them together via music.

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Top 10 Joni Mitchell Songs

Joni Mitchell
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Before Joni Mitchell, singer-songwriters wrote generally about love, politics and the end of the world at the hands of maniacal world leaders who maybe had access to nuclear weapons. After Joni Mitchell, they wrote about themselves -- their love

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Joni Mitchell – November 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

November Birthdays
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Legendary vocalist Joni Mitchell is also part of the November birthday club. The singer-songwriter turns 69 on Nov. 7.

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