Joan Baez: Her Inspiration and Passion

By | July 12, 2018

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JANUARY 01: Photo of Joan BAEZ (Photo by Gai Terrell/Redferns)

The legendary Joan Baez was definitely a trailblazer of the, now historical, groovy era!

Baez has always been considered unpretentious, genuine and thought-provoking. This was especially true when her talent was first discovered but it didn’t take long for the world to realize that she was so much more. Baez was a trailblazer and pioneer of sorts; being a woman trying to make her way and have her voice be heard in a man’s world.

To the untrained eye, it would seem that the famous Baez had all the makings of the perfect wife for a husband in the 1960s. She was from a religious (Quaker) background and easy on the eyes. Unfortunately, a woman’s resume didn’t require much to snag a husband during that time. Unbeknownst to the world at the time, nothing could have been any further from being on her short list!

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Bob Dylan was involved with Baez for a time, but they never married because he reportedly couldn’t control her.

Music was one of Joan Baez’s passions. The inspiration for this passion came from her deep seeded interest in politics and activism. The groovy era was a time of peaceful activism promoting and pushing the limits of what was considered socially, morally and politically acceptable. Baez was always characterized as a free spirit with a beautiful soprano voice who paved the way for a new generation of dramatic change. She actually was one of the artists responsible for the beginning of the folk music revival in the '60s