Joni Mitchell

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Taylor Trade Publishing, May 26, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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:
ˇJoni's sudden role as a mother, in her 50's, as her daughter Kileen successfully finds her after over 30 years
ˇThe truth about her rumored love affairs with Crosby, Stills, Nash AND Young
ˇHer relationships with James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Judy Collins, and Georgia O'Keefe
ˇJoni's rich catalog of music, and her place in rock & roll history
 

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Contents

Discussing Painting with Joni Mitchell
1
A Woman of Heart and Mind
7
Oh Canada
15
Child with a Child Pretending
28
The Circle Game
40
Song to a Seagull
52
Clouds
63
Ladies of the Canyon
76
Dog Eat Dog
202
Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm
219
Night Ride Home
230
Turbulent Indigo
241
Hits Misses and Surprise Reunions
256
Taming the Tiger
272
Both Sides Now
295
A Musical Travelogue
309

Blue
92
For the Roses
103
Court and Spark
121
The Hissing of Summer Lawns
134
Hejira
146
Don Juans Reckless Daughter
157
Mingus
167
Shadows and Light
180
Wild Things Run Fast
192
Quote Sources
327
Bibliography
333
Discography
335
Videocassettes and DVDs
349
Jonis Awards
351
Index
353
About the Author
365
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About the author (2005)

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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