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President Carter talks with singer Joan Baez
President Carter talks with singer Joan Baez in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on October 30, 1979. Baez just returned from a fact-finding trip in Southeast Asia. (UPI Photo/Frank Cancellare/Files)
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Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist.

Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues.

Baez began her career performing in coffeehouses in Boston and Cambridge, and rose to fame as an unbilled performer at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts for two years.

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