|Celebrated Name:||Joan Baez|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Joan Chandos Baez|
|Age:||79 years old|
|Birth Date:||9 January 1941|
|Birth Place:||Staten Island, New York|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||David Harris (m. 1968–1973)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Gabriel Harris)|
|Is Joan Baez Lesbian?||No|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$15 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2020|
Joan Baez is an American singer-songwriter and activist. She shot to fame after her performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959. She is known for being an artist for a cause, promoting human rights, peacemaking, justice, etc. around the world.
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Early Life & Biography
Joan Baez was born on 9 January 1941 in Staten Island, New York. Her father, Albert Vinicio Baez, was of Mexican descent, and her mother, Joan Bridge, was of Western European descent. As a child, she was no stranger to racism and prejudice. It is this experience that probably fueled her active involvement in the civil rights movement. She attended Boston University but quit after a couple of months to follow her passion for music.
Baez has two sisters, Pauline Marden and Margarita Baez Farina.
Hoan Baez met Bob Dylan in the 1960s and helped him earn a place in the field of international music. They were together for a brief period before Dylan decided to call it quits. Later, she dates the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. She married David Harris, a Vietnamese protestor and activist in March 1968, but the marriage ended in divorce shortly after, in 1973. She shares a son named Gabriel with him.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 9 January 1941, Joan Baez is 79 years old as of today’s date 27th May 2020. Her height is 1.66 m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.
Passion for music birthed in 13-year-old Baez when she attended a Pete Seeger concert with her aunt. Not long after, she began to practice singing and playing the guitar and the ukulele. She spent most of her initial years performing in clubs and at public places.
In 1958, she recorded an album with her friends in a cellar. However, she only garnered an audience after her performance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival, to which Bob Gibson had invited her to. Her first official album, titled “Joan Baez,” came out in the year 1960 and her second album, “Volume 2”, in the year that followed. She slowly became a rage among the masses with her protest ballads like “We Shall Overcome.” She then recorded mainstream singles, protest songs, and cover versions of other artists’ songs in the later 1960s, some of them being “Suzanne,” “Imagine and Bob Dylan’s “Joe Hill,” and hence, developed her repertoire.
In the 1970s, Baez shifted her focus to producing more original content and started composing her songs. She also set up her own Human Rights organization, called the “Humanitas International,” and held concerts to support various protests and movements in the 1980s.
Baez remained active in music and socio-political activism throughout her career. In 2018, she recorded her last album, “Whistle Down the Wind.”
Awards & Achievements
Baez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2017. She has several awards and accolades under her belt, a few of which are seven GRAMMY nominations, two NME nominations, an International Bluegrass Award, and three San Francisco Bay Area awards. She was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2007.
Her activism has been recognized time and again with awards like the Jefferson Award (by the American Institute of Public Service), the Lennon Peace Tribute Award, the Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Award, the Death Penalty Focus of California award and the Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Joan Baez in 2020
As of May 2020, The American activist and musician have an estimated net worth of $15 Million. She has earned all her wealth through her live performances, critically acclaimed singles, and albums, and the civil rights work.
Joan Baez is an American musician, who in the course of her six-decade-long career has reflected her will to fight for pacifism and human rights, in her music. Being a victim of racism and stereotype herself, she chose the non-violent path of art to protest against it.