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Joni Mitchell on leaving Canada

Long before she was a music icon, she was a Canadian prairie girl who loved to paint. But art school wasn't for Joni Mitchell, so she dropped out and joined the folk music circuit. By the late 1960s, her star was starting to soar. Mitchell's musical style evolved significantly over the decades, but her sensitive yet spirited personality has always shone through.

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Joni Mitchell discusses how she had to leave Canada in order to be appreciated in Canada.

Medium: Radio
Broadcast Date: Apr. 27, 1968
Guest(s): Joni Mitchell
Murray Golan
Duration: 5:18

Last updated: June 6, 2013

Page consulted on July 8, 2014

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